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Museum number:
1-243037
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21010243037
Accession number:
Acc.3534
Object count:
1
Description:
Coiled, flat-bottomed, conical shape; horizontal and vertical designs in purple and black; grass bundle foundation (Xerophyllum tenax), sedge root sewing strands (Cladium mariscus), bracken fern root (Pteridium aqualinium), and redbud shoots (Cercis occidentalis). A mush boiler in shape and size, but purchased new and never used.
Donor:
Edith S. (Taylor) Wallace
Collection place:
Auberry, Fresno County, California
Verbatim coll. place:
California; Fresno; Auberry
Culture or time period:
Western Mono
Collector:
Edith S. (Taylor) Wallace
Collection date:
May 1925
Taxon:
Cercis occidentalis, Cladium, Cladium mariscus, Pteridium aquilinum, and Xerophyllum tenax
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.5 Household
Context of use:
Mush boiler in shape and size, but purchased new and never used. Was purchased for donor's wedding gift by Indian children at Auberry, Calif. from the maker who occasionally worked for the donor's family.
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
diameter 29.6 centimeters and height 16.5 centimeters
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