Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Africa
  • plate, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Africa
  • plant fiber, dyeing, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 4.5 x 17.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 3/4 x 6 7/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3332

The small round plate is on a short cylindrical stem. It has a light natural field and the stem is decorated with purple triangles. The flat portion is decorated with alteternating green and purple triangles on the rim and diamonds in closer to the center that are all are outlined with orange. There is a purple circle in the center with a green band and purple and green triangles.