Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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bird figure
  • unknown Acoma maker
  • bird figure, 1950s
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 11.5 x 14.5 x 12 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 4 1/2 x 5 11/16 x 4 3/4 in
  • Gift of Carol Chavez
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4533

The ceramic figure of a bird has a bowl-like body with modeled wings, tail, and head sitting on the top. The wings and tail are painted black with white spots. The rest of the bird is white. The decorated band around the body has a repeating design of a diamond shape with two orange stripes and two bands of black triangles. A diamond sits inside a white circle and black triangles fill the negative space between the circles.
There is a small hole below the bird's head.