Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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bowl with handle and two birds
  • unknown Acoma maker
  • bowl with handle and two birds, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 14.5 x 11 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 11/16 x 4 5/16 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4521

The white globular bowl has a loop handle and two modelled bird heads on the rim. The heads are white with black eyes and a red mouth. The bowl is decorated with a band of alternating blocks of brown and white horizontal stripes or two white triangular shapes on a black field. There is a band of black right triangles below the decorated band and a brown handle.