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: 7.5 x 23 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 15/16 x 9 1/16 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4483

The wide, shallow bowl has a white field and a thick and thin black band near the rim on the interior. The interior of the bowl is decorated with two stylized birds, facing each other. Each has a brown head, beak and body. There are two black and white feathers at the tail and the back of the head. There are two narrow black projections from the tips of the beaks. There are black pointed ovals in the space between the birds.