Hunting Bag (also called Work Bag)

Sugpiaq (Alutiiq), Western Arctic, Arctic

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about 1850

Hide, gut (sea mammal inner membrane [intestine, throat, etc.]), cotton cloth, sinew, Wild rye grass (Elyleymus aleuticus), wool and cotton thread, vermilion dye, and ground spectacular hematite

Overall: 9 5/8 × 8 15/16 in. (24.4 × 22.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Captain Worthen Hall and Polly D. Lovewell Hall

13.1.582

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Personal Gear: Bag

Classification

Native American

Native American: Arctic-Western Arctic

Not on view

Inscription

Original paper label with specimen: "Tobacco Bag, Kodiak, Alaska.

Exhibition History

Native American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 8, 2011-March 12, 2012.

Publication History

George P. Horse Capture, Sr., Joe D. Horse Capture, Joseph M. Sanchez, et al., Native American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2011, ill. on p. 84 and p. 137, no. 3.

Provenance

Source unknown, in the Dartmouth College Museum collection by the late 19th century; probably collected by the Whaling Captain Worthen Hall (1802-1887), Croydon, New Hampshire [who sailed with his wife Polly D. Lovewell Hall (1807-1886) and his daughter], in the northwest Pacific between 1848-1855; given to his daughter, Mary Elizabeth Hall Hubbard (1849-about 1889), Croydon, New Hampshire [to be credited as a gift from her parents]; bequeathed to present collection, 1889; catalogued, 1913.

Old Number

Red #13.12

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