Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Taos peoples
  • pitcher, late 1800s–1904
  • Where object was made: Taos Pueblo, New Mexico Territory (present-day New Mexico), United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 17.5 x 11 x 15.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 6 7/8 x 4 5/16 x 6 1/8 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4206

The pitcher has a small foot. The most prominent part of the body sits low on the vessel. There is a large pour spout and handle from the rim to the widest part of the body. Most of the body and the handle have a white field. There are small green triangles at the widest part of the body and just below the lip. There is a plant-like decoration under the spout and a four petal flower on either side. The interior and bottom are red.