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Mary Quintano



Basket, 1908
Juncus and grass (plant material)
3 1/4 x 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (8 x 11 x 11 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, California
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Emil P. Steffa
Accession Number: P1241
Small restricted hemispherical basket with a flat base. Coiled construction. Small black T's decorate the base, and a black rabbit, two sailing ships, and one tan rabbit decorate the sides.

Materials
juncus, deer grass and sumac

Commentary
When she was a young girl attending the Sherman Indian School at Riverside, Mary Quintano made this small te-vin-ze-mal, a gift basket with untraditional designs.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1979

Bibliography
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 82, fig. 275.

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