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Large, cylindrical coiled basket decorated with lizards, probably Gila monsters, in yellow and brown, fitted with separate lid with carrying handle at center.

Provenance

By unknown date, owned by Captain Snow, Dennisport, Massachusetts; 1998, antiques store of James Johnston, Franklin, Massachusetts; 1998, purchased by the donors; 2009, given to the Museum in 2009 (Accession Date: October 21, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Arthur Beale and Teri Hensick

Basket

Native American (Tohono O'odham (Papago)), about 1890–1920

Object Place

Southern Arizona

Dimensions

Overall: 35.6 x 25.4 cm (14 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4626

Medium or Technique

Coiled yucca and bear grass, dyed

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Basketry