Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Helen Naha
    1922–1993, active 1940–1993
    born: Polacca, Arizona, United States
  • bowl, mid 1900s–1981
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 6.5 x 19 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 1/2 x 7 1/2 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4454

The wide, shallow bowl is glossy white with a wide band of decoration in brown and orange. The band is broken into small blocks that repeat twice, once on each half. There is an orange block with two white triangles. There is a large white "D" shape with black in the area around follwed by mottled brown with two white triangles. There is a wide white curl on the brown field follwed by a white square with two orange triangles and a mottled brown "7" shape. There are three brown rectangles in a vertical column with a white rectangle and a narrow brown pointed oval. The interior is red.