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Mrs. Lopez



Basket, 1914
Juncus (plant material)
5 1/8 x 14 x 14 in. (13 x 36 x 36 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, California
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Emil P. Steffa
Accession Number: P1295
Restricted hemispherical basket with a flat base. Coiled construction. Pattern of "the hunt" (deer, mountains, hunter with bow and arrow) in black and brown on buff.

Commentary
This basket, which its Chemehuevi maker title "The Hunt," incorporates the traditional materials of the Cahuilla, rather than those of the Chemeheuvi on the Colorado River, whose baskets of willow and devil's claw resemble those of the Western Apache. The cylinder shape and design are not traditional either among the Cahuilla or the Chemehuevi.
-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), 88, fig. 306.

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  • Overall Dimensions: 5 1/8 x 14 x 14 in. (130 x 355.6 x 355.6 mm)

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