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Hopi Artist

Basket Plaque, c. 1900
Grass and leaf and dye
2 x 15 3/8 x 15 1/8 in. (5.08 x 39.05 x 38.42 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American
Technique: Basketmaking (Braiding)
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. E. H. Parker
Accession Number: P3117
Sub-hemispherical basket plaque. Wicker construction. Green, orange, red, tan, black, and white anthropomorphic design.

Wild currant, rabbit brush, yucca leaf, aniline dye, and kaolin

The figure represented here may be Butterfly Maiden, who has an important role in Hopi cosmology. The use of aniline dye indicates that this basket was produced before 1904.

Sarah Allen and Julia Patzelt, Beyond Appearance: Constructing Likeness (Claremont: Pomona College Museum of Art, 2003), 6 and 8 (illustrated/ color).
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 83, fig. 278.

Dr. E. H. Parker Collection.

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  • Overall Dimensions: 2 x 15 3/8 x 15 1/8 in. (5.08 x 39.05 x 38.42 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen

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