Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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round basket with lid
  • Yup'ik peoples
  • round basket with lid, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: District of Alaska or Alaska Territory (present-day Alaska), United States
  • rye grass, coiling, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 14 x 20 cm height with lid
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 1/2 x 7 7/8 in height with lid
  • Gift of Alfred E. Johnson
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2539.a,b

The round basket (2007.2539.a) has a light natural field and four open crosses in red and green. The lid (2007.2539.b) is slightly conical with a knob in the center. It is also decorated with four open crosses in red and green. The rim sits into the basket, making a single fat drop-like shape.