Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Mission peoples
  • bowl, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: California, United States
  • plant fiber, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 12 x 18 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 3/4 x 7 1/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2101

The coiled bowl has high sides with a coil start. The wide band of decoration is defined by dark bands. Trapezoids alternate with two stacked hexagons. The bottom is a lighter fiber than the sides. There is one dark spot on the base.