Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Akimel O'odham (Pima) or Tohono O'odham (Papago) peoples
  • bowl, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • willow, martynia, bear grass, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 12 x 22 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 3/4 x 8 5/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2397

The round coiled bowl has a flat bottom and nearly straight sides. Two dark lines, traveling parallel to each other, create an "S" shape and the end of the "S" connects to the next "S" in the band. There are open crosses in the space above the connecting lines. It has a dark rim and a dark circle in the bottom and a thin dark band around it.