Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

  • Tohono O'odham (Papago) peoples
  • jar, late 1800s–1923
  • Where object was made: Gila Bend, Arizona, United States
  • yucca, bear grass, martynia, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 14.5 x 13 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 11/16 x 5 1/8 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2394

The cylindrical basket has a slightly narrowed neck. The rim is lopsided, but not quite shaped into a spout. The body of the jar is decorated with three rectangles, divided into six squares. The neck is decorated with diagonal lines.