Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Hopi peoples
  • bowl, late 1800s–1930
  • Where object was made: First Mesa, Arizona, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 7 x 19.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 3/4 x 7 5/8 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4491

The bowl has rounded sides. It is orange. It has a thick black line with a thin black line near the interior rim. The interior is decorated with a row of black semicircles. The square above is divided into two orange triangles and two field colored triangles. There is a thin black line on either side that contributes to a thicker black curlicue at the top corners. There are three orange picket shapes at the top with two feather-like designs between the pickets and curlicues. There is an orange triangle below the row of semicircles.