Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Myrtle Young
    1904–1984, active 1930–1980
    active: United States
  • vase, late 1800s–1962
  • Where object was made: Kykotsmovi (Old Oraibi), First Mesa, Arizona, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 36.5 x 17.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 14 3/8 x 6 7/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4639

The cylindrical vase is red and has two repeats of a design. The decoration consists of a backward "r" shape, with a vertical column of design under the hook and to the left of the hook. The bottom of all three vertical elements have two finger-like projections in mottled black and red with black ends. The remainder is filled with blocks of solid black or red. The hook portion of the "r" has a long segment of black with four red triangles and it ends with a long, narrow and curving red triangle with thick black edges. The vertical element to the left of the hook has two large red semicircles on black, and a red "V" on black.