Native American (Western Apache)
Object Place: Arizona (Southeastern), United States
11.43 cm (4 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Willow and cottonwood with devil's claw
Not On View
Coiled bowl with devil’s claw center having eight spider-like lines extending outward and upward. Upper band of vessel bears a horizontal row of quadrupeds and humans. The human figures are headless and terminate in a sewn rim of devil’s claw. The row of quadrupeds and humans appear as two symmetrical groupings seperated by two decorative diamond- shaped elements.
Margret Craver Withers collection (acquired in Mexico and Guatemala) by 1972; to MFA, November 1993, gift of Margret Craver Withers.
Gift of Margret Craver Withers