Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • V. G. L.
  • jar, late 1800s–1988
  • Where object was made: First Mesa, Arizona, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 11.5 x 16.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 in
  • Gift of Margaret L. Hoopes
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4498

The short, globular jar has a very short neck. It is white with a band of decoration just below the shoulder. The design repeats one time and consists of a white composite shape over the top of a block of orange in the upper facing left corner, solid black in the facing lower left and facing upper right corner, and a speckled black and white in the lower facing right corner. The next segment of the design has a block in the upper facing left corner that is black and orange with a white leaf shape over the top. The lower facing left corner has a white triangular shape with two rounded edges, the upper facing right corner has a black field with a white pointed oval and the lower facing right corner has two speckled black rectangles with white rectangular shapes at one end.