Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Western or White Mountain Apache peoples
  • bowl, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • willow, martynia, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 10.5 x 38.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 1/8 x 15 1/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2414

The 3-rod coiled bowl has flat bottom and flared sides. There is a small dark circle in the bottom and petal-like designs, with a single dot in each. These extend out in bands, each "petal" having a line from the points of two adjacent petals in the previous band. It has a dark rim, with small dark triangles pointing downward.