Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Hopi maker
  • flask, late 1800s–1930
  • Where object was made: First Mesa, Arizona, United States
  • ceramic, paint, string, silk ribbon
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 14 x 14 x 10.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 4 1/8 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4563

The bottle has a globular body and a flattened back, a straight neck, and a loop on either side of the neck. String and white silk ribbon are strung through the loops. It has a white field. The front of the body is decorated with a cluster of three stylized feathers with black dots and a thick black outline. The rectangular outline above the feathers has a thick outline with two leaf-like shapes, also with thick outlines and filled with small dots. There are two triangular outlines from the top of the rectangle curve downward, following the circular outline.