Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pot with Avanyu design
  • United States
  • pot with Avanyu design, late 1800s–1998
  • Where object was made: United States
  • ceramic, paint, carving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 20 x 18 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 7 7/8 x 7 1/16 in
  • Gift from the Security Benefit Group of Companies
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4090

The globular vessel has a short neck with stepped recesses. It has a red field and is shiny at the rim and bottom, but not on the wide decorative band. The decorative band is recessed and the design is raised. The top of the band has light colored scallops with small triangles. The bottom of the band has raised stepped triangles. There are two iterations of a raised snake-like creature, identified as Avanyu, in light brown separated by a cornstalk on either end.