Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Acoma maker
  • jar, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 25 x 32 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 9 13/16 x 12 5/8 in
  • Gift from the estate of Gertrude W. Green
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4643

The jar has a red bottom and a wide decorated band that has three bands within it. The bottom band and the band around the neck are black with white diamonds. The wide band in the middle has a narrow white zigzag with white triangles above and below. The triangles above are defined by black triangles at the zigzag and the triangles below are defined by yellow triangles at the zigzag. Each white triangle has four black and white striped triangles with the points drawn to a line and coming together, giving the overall effect of three white leaves on a striped field.