Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Martha Martinez Dominguez
    active: Mexico
  • vase, circa 1990–1995
  • Where object was made: Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua, Mexico
  • ceramic, paint, burnishing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 16.5 x 11.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 in
  • Gift of Hugh J. Zimmer
  • Not on display
  • 2017.0124

Small vase made from black clay that has been burnished to a glossy, silvery finish. Much of the exterior surface has been painted with designs in a matte, off-white paint. There are designs of moths and possible birds, divided into sections by bands of geometric designs.