Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Lucy M. Lewis
    circa 1898–1992, active circa 1920–1990
    born: Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico, United States ; died: Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico, United States ; active: United States
  • bowl, 1968
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 13.5 x 20 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 5/16 x 7 7/8 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4604

The large globular bowl has a small base and a small shoulder. It has a white field and is decorated with a repeated figure in black, known from Hohokam art: a stylized standing human with a round head and semicircular body, directed toward the left. Each holds a crook with both hands and carries a basket on a tumpline.