Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Leonidas Tapia
    died 1977, active 1950s–1975?
  • jar, late 1900s–1980
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • ceramic, paint, incising
  • Object Height/Diameter: 12 x 17 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 3/4 x 6 11/16 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4612

The jar has a wide body and a very short neck. It has a brownish-red field with incised bands on the shoulder and the underside of the body. The repeated design is a field colored cross inside a diamond with jagged edges. The diamond is black, but there is an incised line around it defining a field colored outline.