Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

  • unknown Kha’Po Owingeh (Santa Clara) maker
  • vase, late 1800s–1943
  • Where object was made: Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint, burnishing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 26.5 x 17 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 10 3/8 x 6 11/16 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4615

The cylindrical vase has a tapered base and a slight shoulder. The body is decorated with three bands of blocks, each defined by a glossy black border. The top band has a matte black field with a glossy black oval in each block. The middle band has a sideways "T" in glossy black with three glossy black triangles on either side of the "T" body. The bottom band has glossy black diagonal lines, in alternating directions, with two matte black semicircles on each side. The field for the bottom band is glossy black.