Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Acoma peoples
  • jar, late 1800s–1945
  • Where object was made: Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 19 x 23 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 7 1/2 x 9 1/16 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4535

The jar has a globular body and a short neck. The bottom 1/4 is red, but the remainder has a white field. The repeated design around the rim consists of a long, horizontally oriented triangle with crosshatching and a pointed oval with black dots. There are two red triangles on two borders. The repeated design on the body is a red triangle with two smaller white triangles with a white pointed oval inside. There are two triangles with black strips on two borders. The designs on the body are divided by a vertical row of black and white striped checkerboard.