Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Acoma maker
  • jar, late 1800s–1930
  • Where object was made: Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 13 x 20 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 1/8 x 7 7/8 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6793

The short jar has a wide mouth. It has a white field with four iterations of a key-like design arranged in a diamond. There are two rows of dark brown sawtooth design between the diamonds. Concentric dark brown and white chevrons fill the space above and below the sawtooth and diamond designs. It is red-brown at the bottom and a wide band of red-brown is on the interior lip.