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On View Wheatland Family Gallery, level 2

Object description

  • Chumash artist
  • Basket, before 1821
  • Plant fiber, dye
  • United States, California
  • H: 2 1/4 in, dia.: 7 in (H: 5.7 cm, dia.: 17.8 cm)
  • Gift of Thomas Meek, 1821
  • E3618


East India Marine Society Collection


A natural, woven juncus basket in the shape of a handleless teacup with attached underplate / saucer. Overall geometric and lines pattern in darker dye, most likely martynia (devil's claw). Further Remarks: Collected by Thomas Meek between 1811-1821

Exhibition History

  • Uncommon Legacies: Native American Art from the Peabody Essex Museum, Washington State Historical Society; October 11, 2005 through February 09, 2006