Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Western Apache peoples
  • bowl, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • willow, martynia, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 6 x 19 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 3/8 x 7 1/2 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2421

The coiled bowl has a flat bottom and slightly flared sides. There is a dark circle on the bottom. The sides are decorated with a "geometric curlicue," a continuous line that goes up, bends to the right, then down and loops over itself to repeat the same pattern around the bowl. It has a dark rim.