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Pima Artist

Basket Plaque / Gambling Tray, c. 1910
Grass and wood
x 15 3/4 in. ( x 40 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, Arizona
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Edward H. Angle
Accession Number: P2281
Circular basket plaque. Coiled construction. Dark brown double zigzag band on buff. Could be used as a gambling tray.

cattail, willow sapwood and devil's claw

The Pima used trays of this type in a variety of gambling games.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1976

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 40-41 (illustrated/bw 40) fig. 105.

Angle Collection.

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