Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Acoma peoples
  • vase, late 1800s–1900
  • Where object was made: Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico Territory (present-day New Mexico), United States
  • ceramic, painting
  • Object Height/Diameter: 31.5 x 26 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 12 3/8 x 10 1/4 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1336

The ceramic jar has a bulbous body and a narrow neck. The majority of the vessel is white with dark brown decoration, and a red band at the bottom. The shoulder has six repeats of a dark brown circle design with a white star. There is an ovoid shape between the medallions with a dotted semicircle and three leaf-like designs. There is a zigzag line about the medallions and a band of striped triangles. The neck has a band of checkerboard filled triangles. There is a band of striped, paired, leaf-like designs below the medallions, interspersed with three solid triangles. The overall decoration has a band of triangles at the bottom.