Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Leona Navasie
    born 1939, active 1960–present
    active: United States
  • vase, l960–1980
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 16.5 x 12 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 6 1/2 x 4 3/4 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4524

The vase has a globular body and narrow neck that flares slightly at the rim. It has a white field and a wide decorated band covers most of the body. The band is broken into blocks. One has a backward "r" shape, originating on the facing right side. The block field is white, but the "r" is filled with designs. The bottom has three white "7" shapes on black. There are two white triangles and a leaf shape on a black spotted background. The hooked portion has a red backward "7" shape and two black triangles.
The other block has its design on the facing left side. There is a black triangular shape along the top edge with a black spotted solid "U" shape and a white triangle. The facing left side has an orange triangular shape with a white triangle inside and two white triangles along the lower border. The bottom edge of the block has two small black triangles and a third triangular hook-like shape.
The blocks alternate, and each repeats once.