Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small basket with lid
  • Country Unknown
  • small basket with lid, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • plant fiber, coiling
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 6 x 11 x 12.5 cm height with lid
    Object Height/Width/Length: 2 3/8 x 4 5/16 x 4 7/8 in height with lid
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2659.a,b

The oval coiled basket (2007.2659.a) has an inset rim and a coiled lid (2007.2659.b) with a lip that sits over the basket. The basket has a medium brown field with a band of dark brown amorphous shapes, and a vague dark band beneath them. The top of the lid is decorated with dark bands and the sides are decorated with jagged triangle-like shapes, pointing downward.