Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

miniature jar with Avanyu design
  • Barbara Gonzales
    born 1947
    active: United States
  • miniature jar with Avanyu design, circa 1989
  • Where object was made: San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint, burnishing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 5 x 7 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 15/16 x 2 3/4 in
  • Gift from the estate of Gene and Shirley Thomas
  • Not on display
  • 2010.0265

Very small jar with a round bottom and wide, tapering neck. Glossy black. Neck has a matte black field with a glossy black serpent with a jagged tongue with a triangle at the end, identified as Avanyu, and clusters of three semicircles representing clouds in the space around the body.