Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Hopi maker
  • bowl, late 1900s–1979
  • Where object was made: First Mesa, Arizona, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 12.5 x 17 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 7/8 x 6 11/16 in
  • Gift of Carol Chavez
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4470

The globular bowl has a white field. It has a band of black wave-like decoration at the top. There are two repeats of the design consisting of three black and white stylized feathers, an orange right triangle with a smaller white triangle inside, a "7" shape in black and white, with the long part of the "7" curving a great deal to the end in a small curlicue with three lines from the end. There are concentric black right angles on a whtie field next to the seven shape, two white semicircles on black (on above the other) and two stylized black and white feathers with horizontal black lines between. There is a mottled black and white swoop from the feathers to the curled portion of the seven shape.