Tray or basket
Native American (Mescalero Apache)
Object Place: Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico, United States
5.08 cm (2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Yucca and willow or sumac
Not On View
Shallow three-rod flat coiled tray starting from a center spiral. Alternating bands of colored fibers in a checkerboard fashion and seperated by a single red fiber create “sun-burst” appearence. Worn around upper edge; some losses.
Labels: (Stamped metal tag) A644; (paper tag glued to underside): MESCALERO / APACHE/ GAMBLING TRAY/ SUN RAY DESIGN/ GOTTSCHALL COLLECTION/ NEW MEXICO 1874/ No. 3974
Gottschall Collection (according to the dealer). With Hurst Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, by 1992. Purchased in 1992.
Samuel Putnam Avery Fund