Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

  • Tohono O'odham (Papago) peoples
  • bowl, late 1800s–1924
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • yucca, bear grass, martynia, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 10 x 36 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 7/8 x 14 1/8 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2410

The round, coiled bowl has a rounded bottom and flared sides. There is a four petal flower in the bottom with a thick dark band with divots that nestles into the negative space around the flower. There is a dark rim with triangles that fits into the divots.