Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Chemehuevi maker
  • bowl, late 1800s–1903
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • willow, martynia, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 9 x 37 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 1/2 x 14 9/16 in
  • Gift of Clara Carpenter Marshall
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2251

A wide shallow bowl that is 3-rod coiled with five dark triangles on the bottom, pointed toward the center and with a double zig zag band near the bottom of the sides of the bowl. The sides of the bowl have inverted "V" shapes of solid triangles directed downward; the "V" repeats three times. There are two oblique zigzags and one oblique line of triangles. The five dark triangles in the bottom create a five pointed star out of the negative space.

The inside is darkened by a number of factors, mentioned in the condition report.