Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Acoma or Laguna peoples
  • olla, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: New Mexico Territory (present-day New Mexico), United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 23 x 25.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 9 1/16 x 10 1/16 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4086

The ceramic jar has three bands of decoration, including one on the neck/shoulder. Each band has blocks with a red or yellow stepped triangle in the lower left corner. The top row has a stepped triangle in the opposite corner of each block, filled with diagonal black lines. The middle row has diagonal black lines radiating from the middle step of the red triangle. The bottom row has a triangle opposite the stepped triangle in each square that is filled with black lines that border the edge. Each square of the bottom row also has two leaf-like designs.