Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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water jug
  • unknown Chiricahua Apache maker
  • water jug, late 1800s–1893
  • Where object was made: Arizona Territory, New Mexico Territory, or Oklahoma or Indian Territory (present-day Arizona, New M
  • sumac, gum resin, cloth, horse hair, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 28 x 24 cm strap not included in measurements
    Object Height/Diameter: 11 x 9 7/16 in strap not included in measurements
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4095

The large water jug is made of woven plant fiber covered with gum resin. It is round with a narrow neck and two loops on the shoulder. It has a cord of twisted black horse hair through the loops. There is unbleached cloth adhered to one side and part of the bottom.