Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Hopi maker
  • bowl, late 1800s–1979
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 8.5 x 15 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 3/8 x 5 7/8 in
  • Gift from the Estate of Robert and Marion J. Mengel
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4471

The bowl has decorated sides. It has two designs and each repeats once. One design has a brown square in the bottom facing left corner with a white triangle. It is a grid with black lines and dots over an orange field in the upper facing left corner. There is a nearly triangular shape with speckled black and orange fill over a lighter orange triangular shape. The second design has a backward "L" shape in the lower facing right corner with mottled orange and black fill. It has a black outline and creates an orange triangle in the space, with three short lines. There are two finger-like shapes in the upper facing left corner and a line forming a triangular spiral occupies the space between the elements.