Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Jemez peoples
  • bowl, late 1900s–1979
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 10 x 15.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 7/8 x 6 1/8 in
  • Gift of Carol Chavez
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4573

The globular bowl is red and the decorated band has a tan field There are two repeats of design: a pair of stepped black right triangles with a red semicircle at the top of each and two red rectangles at the bottom with black chevrons. There is an arch of black triangles above and two diamonds at each end, with red at the proximal end, black at the distal end, which are probably stylized feathers. The second element separates the primary design repeats. There is a row of four black diamonds, each with a white line in the center, flanked by a row of three black triangles with curlicues at the tip.