Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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shallow bowl
  • Akimel O'odham (Pima) peoples
  • shallow bowl, late 1800s–1918
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • willow, martynia, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 6.5 x 33 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 1/2 x 13 in
  • Transfer from Central College, Orville John and Evaline Dryer Green Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2221

The wide, round shallow bowl has a small dark circle in the center. There are two bands of decoration. The interior/lower band is a denticular line. The exterior/higher band has "M"-like shapes, with a solid triangle on each leg. A dark triangle with a light vertical line sits into the top of the "M."