Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

  • unknown Akimel O'odham (Pima) maker
  • bowl, late 1800s–1918
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • plant fiber, martynia, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 13 x 35 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 1/8 x 13 3/4 in
  • Transfer from Central College, Orville John and Evaline Dryer Green Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2345

The round, coiled bowl has a flat bottom and flared sides and a cross start. The bottom is decorated with spiraling lines. The sides are decorated with oblique stepped lines that spiral out from the center. It has a dark rim.