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Coiled bowl with devil's claw center having eight spider-like lines extending outward and upward. Upper band of vessel bears a horizontal row of quadrupeds and humans. The human figures are headless and terminate in a sewn rim of devil's claw. The row of quadrupeds and humans appear as two...

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Provenance

Margret Craver Withers collection (acquired in Mexico and Guatemala) by 1972; to MFA, November 1993, gift of Margret Craver Withers.

Credit Line

Gift of Margret Craver Withers

Native American (Western Apache), from 1890–1910

Object Place

Arizona (Southeastern), United States

Dimensions

11.43 cm (4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1993.727

Medium or Technique

Willow and cottonwood with devil's claw

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Basketry