Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Acoma maker
  • ashtray, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 4 x 7.5 x 12 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 1 9/16 x 2 15/16 x 4 3/4 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4513

The small oval tray has a red modeled bird head on one end and a raised cigarette rest at the opposite end. The exterior of the tray is red, the interior is painted with a white field. There is a diagonal row of black/white striped triangles and white triangles with a large red triangle on either side of the row.