Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small jar
  • Zella Cheeda
    1901–1997, active 1950–1980
    active: United States
  • small jar, late 1900s–1980
  • Where object was made: Sichomovi, Arizona, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 10 x 15.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 7/8 x 6 1/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4510

The short grey jar has a band of decoration on the body. The band is divided into blocks. One block has a black field with a large grey fish-like shape with a grey triangle in the upper facing left corner. That is followed by two diagonal grey lines, a thick grey stepped line, then four grey lines then a black triangle with a grey leaf shape. Another block has a black field with two grey semicircles and one grey triangle on the facing left side. Two large grey triangles originate from the facing right side. The next block has a black right triangle in the facing left upper corner with two grey triangles and a grey square, a yellow "L" shape in the lower facing left corner, a black triangle from the facing right side and grey fills the area between.