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Artist: Ramona Lubo (Cahuilla, c. 1853 - 1922)

Date: 1918
Medium: woven Epicampes rigens, Juncus, and sumac
2 3/4 × 16 × 12 inches (7 × 40.6 × 30.5 cm)
Classification: Basketry
Credit Line: Purchase of the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation, 1984
Object number: 62.1.1
Accession Number: 1984.26.1
DescriptionCalifornia Mission. Oval form with short flaring sides, finely woven on a variegated ochre rush ground with splayed lizard on base, rattlesnake in dark brown coiling around each side, negative chain of diamonds on his back.
Provenance: Collection of Hubert Guy, 1976. Phil Levitt Estate; purchased December 1983 by Natalie Fay Linn, Portland, Oregon; purchased November 1, 1984 through (Sotheby's, New York, New York[1]) by the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation; accessioned to the Stark Museum of Art | 1. Sale October 25, 1984, Lot # 225