Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

large bowl
  • Akimel O'odham (Pima) peoples
  • large bowl, late 1800s–1992
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • willow, martynia, bear grass, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 13 x 40 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 1/8 x 15 3/4 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2386

The round coiled bowl has flared sides and a rounded bottom. There is a dark circle on the bottom. It is decorated with dark parallel bands that step up at regular intervals, giving a spiral appearance. There is dark whipstitch on the rim and a small dark triangle at one side of each step.