Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small jar
  • Tesuque peoples
  • small jar, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 12 x 12 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4138

The small pot has a narrow base. The opening is slightly constricted, giving a small shoulder. It has a light brown field. There are two iterations of the same design consisting of two triangles on the facing right that are a mirror images of each other. They are filled in with two purple triangles, a bright green zigzag, a bright pink arch, and blue fills the far angle. The outside edge is yellow or grey and has four white semicircles. A third triangle is in the space next to the matched pair. It is filled with a light orange diamond at the top with a pink circle, two blue triangles and a brown arch with black and white below. The bottom edge is pink with four white semicircles. There are two stepped triangles on the top edge one is yellow and brown, the other is pink and grey.