Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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basket with lid
  • Tohono O'odham (Papago) peoples
  • basket with lid, late 1800s–1999
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • yucca, bear grass, martynia, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 12 x 18 cm height with lid
    Object Height/Width: 4 3/4 x 7 1/16 in height with lid
  • Gift of Dorwin Lamkin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2178.a,b

The round basket (2007.2178.a) has a flat bottom and a flat lid (2007.2178.b) with a rim. The basket flares slightly then shrinks to its original diameter for the opening. It is decorated with a dark key-like pattern. The lid has a ring of dark triangles near the edge.