Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • United States
  • jar, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 14 x 16 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 1/2 x 6 1/4 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4656

The jar has flared sides on the body, a relatively flat shoulder and a very short neck. It has brown at the bottom and on the shoulder and a black rim with a band of black scallops. The wide decorated band on the body has a white field with black decoration. There is a vertical black line with a black triangle with two white semicircles on one end, then a diagonal row of three black triangles. There are two leaf-like shapes and a crescent, and a black triangle in the space created by the crescent. It repeats three times.