Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Anita
    active: United States
  • vase, late 1800s–1992
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 23.5 x 14.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 9 1/4 x 5 11/16 in
  • Gift from the Estate of Karl Menninger and his family
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4082

The ceramic cylindrical vase has slightly flaring sides. It has an orange field with white square areas. There are two iterations of design consisting of a "J" shape oriented sideways. The hook portion has a curlicue of three small triangles and three long narrow triangles. The top of the "J" has a slit. The remainder of the "J" is filled with three blocks of geometric shapes in black over a white field.