Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

  • unknown Akimel O'odham (Pima) maker
  • bowl, late 1800s–1992
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • yucca, martynia, bear grass, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 7.5 x 24.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 15/16 x 9 5/8 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2412

The shallow coiled bowl has flared sides and a rounded bottom and a cross start. It is decorated with a "whirling steps" pattern of five narrow triangles emerging from a band near the bottom, and has three stepped lines that will connect to an open cross, then a narrow triangle on the rim. There is dark whipstitch on the rim.