Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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large bowl
  • unknown Western Apache maker
  • large bowl, late 1800s–1930
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • willow, martynia, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 12 x 51 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 3/4 x 20 1/16 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2390

The round 3-rod coiled bowl has a flat bottom and flared sides and a dark rim. There is a four pointed star on the bottom. Sets of four stepped lines spiral up the sides. The space between the sets have a swastika, a human figure, and four unidentifiable shapes. Two triangles attach the dark rim to each set of stepped lines.