Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Western Apache peoples
  • bowl, late 1800s–1958
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • willow, martynia, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 7 x 31.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 3/4 x 12 3/8 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2407

The 3-rod coiled bowl has a flat bottom and flared sides and a dark rim. The top band has blocks of checkerboard alternating with two crosses. There is a band of checkerboard decoration with a dark border midway up the side. There is a second band of checkerboard, without the edge, at the bottom of the bowl. There is a small dark circle in the center, with five clusters of three lines.