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Wooden splint basket with peaked lid. Circular plan at top; square plan at base. Slightly swelled sides ornamented with red and green painted decoration representing hearts, vines, and faces. Heart-shaped faces painted in lower center of each side of basket. Faces surrounded by rectangle of...

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Marks

On lid: Smith

Provenance

Supposedly collected in northern New York State; Private collection, New York to Hurst Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, by 1989; purchased by the Museum from Hurst Gallery in 1989.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Native American (probably Mohegan-Pequot), 1830–1900

Object Place

Northeast, United States

Dimensions

33.02 cm (13 in.)

Accession Number

1989.80a-b

Medium or Technique

Probably ash, laundry bluing, and Mohegan pink

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Basketry