Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • San Ildefonso or Zuñi peoples
  • jar, late 1800s–1937
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 24 x 29 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 9 7/16 x 11 3/8 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1329

The ceramic jar has white paint on the lip, neck and body. There is black and orange decoration on the white paint. There are two thin zig zag bands on the interior of the lip. The negative space above the zig zag is filled with stripes and three repeats of black, orange, black solid triangles.
The neck is decorated with black and orange triangles, each with a vertical stripe, and black and orange stylized feathers.
The belly is decorated with alternating blocks of black and orange, oriented obliquely. Large "O" shapes of alternating black and orange are below.