Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Zella Cheeda
    1901–1997, active 1950–1980
    active: United States
  • jar, late 1900s–1980
  • Where object was made: Sichomovi, Arizona, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 16.5 x 13.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 6 1/2 x 5 5/16 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4511

The red jar has a wide band of decoration on the body and a black band on the rim. A wide black band is divided into blocks. One block has a red triangle in the upper facing left corner, a red semicircle in the lower facing left edge, a red triangle in the lower facing right corner and a red semicircle with a red line behind it in the upper facing fight corner. There is a vertical red line in the center with a square shape near the middle and a trapezoid shape with stripes near the top. The second block is divided into quadrants. The facing left upper quadrant is red with black smudges with a red "L" shape in the center. The lower facing left quadrant is black with a red pointed oval. The lower facing right corner has a red square and a diagonal striped "L" shape. The upper facing right quadrant has a red triangular shape and red semicircle on a black field.

Each block repeats once.