Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Western Apache peoples
  • bowl, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • willow, martynia, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 11 x 43 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 5/16 x 16 7/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2502

The large round 3-rod coiled bowl has flared sides and a flat bottom. It is decorated with a net-like pattern, emerging from a dark circle in the bottom. The bottom half of each diamond is a dark triangle, with an open cross or swastika in the dark triangle. The light triangles are filled with two four-legged animals or three human figures.