190711-04 Large Chemehuevi Basket
4" x 16 1/2"d
very fine weave; excellent condition.
Provenance:Collected by Frank Ammann, California
"The LH shows it was originally part of the Francis Xavier Ammann collection amassed primarily in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His collection of exclusively Chemehuevi baskets number more than 2000 pieces representing the largest grouping of this tribe's baskets ever assembled. In 1928 the collection went on loan to the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum which inventoried each of the baskets with a "L" (for loan) number. When the collection was withdrawn in 1934 the museum was only able to retain 39 pieces - a gift from the Amman family. The collection was then broken up and sold."