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  • unknown Kotyit (Cochiti) maker
  • pot, circa 1920s
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 15.5 x 20 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 6 1/8 x 7 7/8 in
  • Gift of Ann P. Schlager
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4147

The ceramic vessel has a narrow base and a relatively narrow opening, but a relatively wide middle. It has a light grey field. The band one shoulder and the neck is decorated with two iterations of a design consisting of a red arrow-like element in the center enclosed in an oval of black semicircles. There are two vine-like elements from the bottom of the oval with red triangles and leaf-shaped outlines with a red dot. Either side of design has a red triangle at the upper corner and a red tulip-like flower at the lower corner.

The body of the pot is decorated with a row of downward pointing triangles on the widest portion and upward pointing triangles from the base. The triangles alternate black or orange and have a contrasting stripe down the center.