Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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large bowl
  • Western Apache peoples
  • large bowl, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • willow, martynia, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 13.5 x 54 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 5/16 x 21 1/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2501

The large 3-rod coiled round bowl has flared sides and a flat bottom. There is a net-like design over the sides starting from the large dark circle in the bottom center. The dark triangles at the rim and the vertical lines in the "net" have a design. The top diamonds are thicker lined with a horizontal line, the second diamond is dark and almost solid with a light triangle, and the bottom diamond is solid.