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TOHONO O'ODHAM BLACK ON RED CANTEEN circa 1915


This came from a collection gathered in 1916 by Senator William Duncan of Oroville, California, who died in 1936. It tells us how early-century Tohonos made a canteen. We think the wire hanger was probably added by the collector so he could hang it on the wall. Normally it would have had a more wearing-friendly thong. Its condition suggests it was collected before it was ever used. It appears on page 157 of our The Desert Southwest, Four Thousand Years of Life and Art.  


5" wrde x 5-1/4" high x 3" thick


Condition excellent    


H-983     $450