Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Garnet Pavatea
    1915–1981, active 1940–1981
    active: United States
  • jar, mid 1900s–1998
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • ceramic, carving, burnishing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 14 x 14 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in
  • Gift from the Security Benefit Group of Companies
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4651

The red jar has a globular body and a short cylindrical neck. Most of the neck and the top half of the body is decorated with small triangles that have been cut from the clay using a metal can opener, frequently called a "church key."