Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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cup and saucer
  • unknown Nlaka’pamux (Thompson River Salish) maker
  • cup and saucer, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: British Columbia, Canada or Washington, United States
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, coiling, imbricating
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a) 8 x 12 x 14.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a) 3 1/8 x 4 3/4 x 5 11/16 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b) 2 x 13 x 14.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b) 13/16 x 5 1/8 x 5 11/16 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2647.a,b

The coiled cup (2007.2647.a) has one coil on the side for a handle. It has a cedar body. It is decorated with a band of red near the rim, and another near the base. There is a black band at the middle. The saucer (2007.2647.b) has a small loop on one side and a black band near the rim.