Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

jarrito (small jar)
  • unknown Zapotec maker
  • jarrito (small jar), 1989
  • Where object was made: Tabegua, Villa Alta, Mexico
  • ceramic
  • Object Height/Diameter: 15.5 x 10.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 6 1/8 x 4 1/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4793

The jar has a globular body and a tall bulbous neck with an animal head modeled on one side. It has a pointed snout with small circular eyes and pointed ears at the rim. There are two small loop handles from the neck to the shoulder. It is orange.