Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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square tray
  • Jamar
    Helen Forbes
  • square tray, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: California, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 6.5 x 34 x 34 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 2 1/2 x 13 3/8 x 13 3/8 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4436

The square tray has an "X" shaped foot. The bottom of the tray is light blue, the top has a white field. There is a blue circle in the center with triangular eyes and a rectangular mouth and black bison horns with a feather at each tip and three feathers at the top of the head. A black snake and white snake cross over the top of the face. There is a row of three feathers with black tips on a light blue black and brown rectangle above and below the snakes. There are three black ovals in a row with a light blue, black and brown rectangle to either side of the snakes.