Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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wedding vase
  • Padilla
  • wedding vase, late 1900s–1994
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • ceramic, paint, incising
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 25.5 x 12.5 x 11.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 10 1/16 x 4 7/8 x 4 1/2 in
  • Gift of Carol Chavez
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4441

The wedding vase has a relatively tall body, the widest portion at the top, and two necks, joined by a strap at the top. It has a white field. The body is decorated with a wide band of light brown graduating into light blue toward the bottom. Triangles, diagonal rows of triangles, and thin lines are incised into the colored band revealing the white clay below. There is a light brown "M" shape with a curlicue on either side on the lateral aspects of the spouts.