Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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large shallow bowl
  • Mono, Timbisha (Panamint Shoshone), or Yokuts peoples
  • large shallow bowl, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: California, United States
  • sedge root, bracken fern root, redbud, deer grass, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 8 x 52 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 1/8 x 20 1/2 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2413

The round bowl has low flared sides and a medium brown (sedge root) field. There are two bands of "rattlesnake" motif in a black (bracken fern root) band with red (redbud) diamonds and field colored diamond outlines. There is a band of parallellograms near the rim. The basket is slightly lopsided.