Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Minnie Vigil
    born 1931, active 1955–present
    born: Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico, United States
  • vase, late 1900s–1974
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • ceramic, paint, burnishing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 17.5 x 16 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 6 7/8 x 6 1/4 in
  • Gift of Ann P. Schlager
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4401

The cylindrical vase flares slightly as it gets taller. It has a glossy black field with a wide matte black band near the top. There is a glossy black decoration on the band. There is a pair of right triangles with a key-like pattern inside. Stacked rectangles on either side are offset to form a stepped border on each side with three triangles at the top. There is a "V" shape with a vertical line in the middle and two semicircles at the top. The same elements repeat in reverse order back to the triangles with the key pattern.

It is slightly lopsided.