Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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transformation vessel
  • Pahponee
    born 1958
    born: Independence, Missouri, United States ; active: United States
  • transformation vessel, 1980s
  • Where object was made: Iowa, United States
  • ceramic, incising, impressing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 11 x 14.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 5/16 x 5 11/16 in
  • Gift of Ellie LeCompte
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0219

White ceramic bowl that has rounded sides and a small hole at the top. The surface is unglazed white clay and most of the surface has been decorated with small oval shaped depressions, except for a strip that extends from the opening and spirals down the side, getting wider toward the bottom. This area has a smooth surface with raised outlines of animal figures in this order: a snake, a fish, a coyote, a bison, a bird, a human, a turtle, and a butterfly.