Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small jar
  • Hopi peoples
  • small jar, late 1800s–1937
  • Where object was made: First Mesa, Arizona, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 7 x 11.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 3/4 x 4 1/2 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4449

The small jar has a slightly flattened body from the top to the bottom. It has an orange field. There are two repeats of a bird design in black, orange and grey. The head is pointed with the body curving downward and ending in two black tail feathers. The body is decorated with pairs of grey triangles. The head has a line in the beak and an outline for an eye. The black triangles appear to be feet and a grey arch above the back appears to be a feather.