Juncus (plant material)
10 3/4 x 16 x 16 in. (27.31 x 40.64 x 40.64 cm)
North America, Native American, California
Gift of Mr. Emil P. Steffa
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 botton 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. -from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1979
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 82, fig. 274.
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