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Magdalena Augustine

Basket, 1914
Juncus (plant material)
10 3/4 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/8 in. (27.31 x 40.01 x 39.05 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, California
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Emil P. Steffa
Accession Number: P1271
Large restricted hemispherical basket with a flat base. Coiled construction. Decorated with a tan anthropomorphic figure, a tan deer, and a black eagle on a mountaintop. Black and tan "Greek-key" pattern below the rim. On buff.

The landscape design in the bottom half of this basket, which is an untraditional, large te-vin-ze-mal, occurs frequently in the baskets of the Chemehuevi living on Cahuilla reservations.

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 82, fig. 274.

Deer grass, juncus, and sumac

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  • Overall Dimensions: 10 3/4 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/8 in. (27.31 x 40.01 x 39.05 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen

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