Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

  • Akimel O'odham (Pima) peoples
  • bowl, late 1800s–1935
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • willow, martynia, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 9.5 x 39 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 3/4 x 15 3/8 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2405

The round coiled bowl has a small flat bottom with a dark circle in the bottom. Bands of downward pointing triangles, alternate with an open cross with swastika-like lines emanating from the ends. The top band has additional checkerboards. The rim is dark.