Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Akimel O'odham (Pima) peoples
  • bowl, late 1800s–1992
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • willow, martynia, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 8 x 25 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 1/8 x 9 13/16 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2344

The coiled bowl has flared sides and a cross start. There is a dark circle in the bottom, the remainder of the bottom is undecorated. It is decorated with the "whirling steps" design consisting of a thin dark band at the base of the sides with four tall triangles, each with three stepped lines originating from the straight side.