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Matilda Lopez

Basket, 1914
Juncus (plant material)
3 9/16 x 13 3/8 x 13 3/16 in. (9.05 x 33.97 x 33.5 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, California
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Emil P. Steffa
Accession Number: P1269
Open cylindrical basket with a flat base. Coiled construction. Black and tan triangles on the base. Black and tan "mountains," a black zoomorphic figure, and a black anthropomorphic figure on the sides. On buff.

Chemehuevi basket makers of the Coachella Valley often depicted scenic views on their baskets; in this example, there are mountains, mountainous passes, and human and animal figures.

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 33-34 (illustrated/bw 33) fig. 56.

Deer grass, juncus, and sumac

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  • Overall Dimensions: 3 9/16 x 13 3/8 x 13 3/16 in. (9.05 x 33.97 x 33.5 cm) Measured by Martin, Jack

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