Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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The Water Way Chant
  • Minnie S. Foster
  • The Water Way Chant, mid 1900s–1993
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • wood, sand, pigment
  • Object Height/Width: 30 x 30 cm
    Object Height/Width: 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5823
Label Text

Square panel depicting four frogs alternating with different plants identified as corn, pumpkins, beans, and tobacco. Light brown field. Black circle in center. Four different kinds of plants, one directed toward each corner: white cornstalk, three black stalks with white flowers, dark grey stalk with heart shaped leaves and orange outline, three stalks with small heart shaped leaves and white dots. One frog in each space between plants: orange frog with dark grey and yellow detail, black frog with white detail, white frog with black and yellow detail and dark grey frog with white detail and yellow outline.