Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small flask
  • Hopi peoples
  • small flask, late 1800s–1923
  • Where object was made: First Mesa, Arizona, United States
  • ceramic, paint, string
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 9.5 x 8.5 x 5.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 3 3/4 x 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4556
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The small bottle has a globular body, flattened on one side, a straight neck and a loop on either side. It is white and the body is decorated on one side with a circular design. There is a tall narrow triangle with three leaf-like shapes at the bottom point. The top two points extend out and downward in a circular outline that nearly touches the leaves. The interior of the triangle has two stylized feather designs with a red segment, white with black dots segment and black tips. The back is undecorated and slightly flattened. There is string through the loop on either side of the neck.