Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Lucy M. Lewis
    circa 1898–1992, active circa 1920–1990
    born: Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico, United States ; died: Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico, United States ; active: United States
  • jar, early 1900s–1992
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 15 x 20 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 7/8 x 7 7/8 in
  • Gift from the Estate of Karl Menninger and his family
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4597

The jar is shaped like an inverted cone with a flat top and narrow base. It has a small opening. It has a white bottom. The remainder is decorated with diamond shapes of parallel black and white lines. The diamonds are arranged in flower-like clusters of eight that overlap with neighboring repeats of the design.