Bowl

Native American (Western Apache)
from 1890–1910


Object Place: Arizona (Southeastern), United States

Dimensions

11.43 cm (4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1993.727

Medium or Technique

Willow and cottonwood with devil's claw

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Basketry

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.

Provenance

Margret Craver Withers collection (acquired in Mexico and Guatemala) by 1972; to MFA, November 1993, gift of Margret Craver Withers.

Credit Line

Gift of Margret Craver Withers