Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small bowl
  • unknown Ohkay Owingeh (San Juan) maker
  • small bowl, late 1900s–1979
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint, burnishing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 6.5 x 12 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 1/2 x 4 3/4 in
  • Gift of Carol Chavez
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4466

The small bowl is red with a wide decorated band that occupies most of the exterior. The band has a light brown field and four repeats of the same design that alternates direction. It is a red triangle with a vertical light brown column, two white semicircles, then a red semicircle. There are three red lines from the side with the semicircles. The design is identified as stylized rain clouds with rain.