Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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seed pot with butterfly design
  • Grace Medicine Flower
    born 1938, active 1955–present
    born: Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico, United States
  • seed pot with butterfly design, circa 1977
  • Where object was made: Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, sgraffito, burnishing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 5 x 6.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 15/16 x 2 1/2 in
  • Gift from the Security Benefit Group of Companies
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4646

The small, globular pot has a very small opening. It has a glossy red surface scratched away to make decoration, leaving an orange field. There are three red butterflies among the pinecone-like flowers, leaves and curlicues.