Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Mary Histia
    1881–1973, active 1890s–1973
    active: United States
  • jar, late 1800s–1923
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, painting
  • Object Height/Diameter: 22.5 x 28.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 8 7/8 x 11 1/4 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Roofe
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1344

The ceramic jar has a band of orange for the bottom 1/4 and the top 3/4 is a white field with decoration in orange and dark brown. There are four repeats of the same design. There is a diamond, outlined in brown, with orange triangles on the perimeter. The middle is an orange six petal flower with a brown circle around it. The diamonds all meet at the corners. The space outside the diamonds is white with brown square outlines, brown solid triangles, and two brown striped triangles.