Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Hopi peoples
  • bowl, late 1800s–1930
  • Where object was made: First Mesa, Arizona, United States
  • ceramic, paints
  • Object Height/Diameter: 8 x 23 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 1/8 x 9 1/16 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4490

The bowl has flared sides and a flat bottom. It is light orange. The outside is decorated with repeats of one block. Each block is divided into two right triangles. The upper facing left corner has two black triangles, and a rounded triangle in the bottom angle and a black teardrop shape in the upper facing right angle. The other triangle has a thick red border. The smaller black triangle in the lower facing right corner has three semicirlces.

The interior is decorated with two repeated designs. One has a black triangle and black oval next to each other with a field colored line through both. The other design is a key-like design with a black triangle on either end. Each triangle has parallel lines down the middle.