Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Eva Histia
    born: Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico, United States ; died: San Fidel, New Mexico, United States
  • jar, early 1900s–1980
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 23 x 28 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 9 1/16 x 11 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4634

The jar has a wide mouth and a red base. The remainder is painted black and white. The diamond pattern is defined with a white line. There is a stripe across the middle of the diagonal that has white triangles and black diamonds with white pointed ovals inside. The ovals have black stripes. The rectangle on either side of the strip have two black and white striped triangles and an "L" shaped border in black and white stripes. There is a white rectangle in the black field outside of the diamonds. There are two sets of small black triangles and one larger black triangle inside of each rectangle. There are clusters of three white leaf shapes at the ends of the larger diamonds.