Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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chalice shaped basket
  • United States
  • chalice shaped basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: California, United States
  • plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 12 x 19 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 3/4 x 7 1/2 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2257

The round bowl shape rests atop a conical foot. It has a light field with a brown rim with a black band just below it. The body is decorated with a zigzag of black and brown parallel lines. The foot has a sawtooth design at the base of the same dark black and brown fibers. The black and light checkerboard band above the sawtooth, and the solid brown band at the junction with the cup portion shows as a circle at the bottom of the cup.