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Shallow three-rod flat coiled tray starting from a center spiral. Alternating bands of colored fibers in a checkerboard fashion and seperated by a single red fiber create "sun-burst" appearence. Worn around upper edge; some losses.

Marks

Labels: (Stamped metal tag) A644; (paper tag glued to underside): MESCALERO / APACHE/ GAMBLING TRAY/ SUN RAY DESIGN/ GOTTSCHALL COLLECTION/ NEW MEXICO 1874/ No. 3974

Provenance

Gottschall Collection (according to the dealer). With Hurst Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, by 1992. Purchased in 1992.

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund

Native American (Mescalero Apache), about 1874

Object Place

Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico, United States

Dimensions

5.08 cm (2 in.)

Accession Number

1992.151

Medium or Technique

Yucca and willow or sumac

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Basketry