Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

  • unknown Tohono O'odham (Papago) maker
  • jar, late 1800s–1935
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • yucca, martynia, bear grass, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 17 x 16 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 6 11/16 x 6 1/4 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2106

The olla shaped coiled basket has a cross start. It has a band of large triangles, points down, around the bottom. The middle band has triangle-like shapes that do not come to a closed point at the bottom. The top band has a denticular appearance.