Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Toña Peña Vigil
    born circa 1830, active 1850–?
    active: United States
  • jar, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, painted
  • Object Height/Diameter: 29 x 36.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 11 3/8 x 14 3/8 in
  • Transfer from the Johnson County Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1330

The ceramic jar is white with decoration in black and orange. The interior of the neck has alternating blocks of black and orange, joined at a corner. The exterior of the neck has a scallop decoration, alternating orange and black. Below that, there are alternating rectangles of orange and black and each rectangle has a band of color at the top, a squiggled line in the middle, and a band of color at the bottom. The rectangles are oriented obliquely and joined at a corner. The junction also has a line with two ovoid shapes. The shoulder is decorated with a band of crosshatching. Below the crosshatching is a stylized botanical design with fleur-de-lis-like designs alternating with a cluster of three leaves (two black, one orange). A flower-like design hangs from each fleur-de-lis-like design