Storage container

Basket

Native American (Tohono O'odham (Papago))
about 1890–1920


Object Place: Southern Arizona

Dimensions

Overall: 35.6 x 25.4 cm (14 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4626a-b

Medium or Technique

Coiled yucca and bear grass, dyed

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Basketry

Large, cylindrical coiled basket decorated with lizards, probably Gila monsters, in yellow and brown, fitted with separate lid with carrying handle at center.

Provenance

By unknown date, owned by Captain Snow, Dennisport, Massachusetts; 1998, antiques store of James Johnston, Franklin, Massachusetts; 1998, purchased by the donors; 2009, given to the Museum in 2009 (Accession Date: October 21, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Arthur Beale and Teri Hensick