Ceremonial Object in form of a Bow

Tsimshian, British Columbia, Canada, Northwest Coast

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probably 19th century

Copper and iron

Overall: 37 3/8 x 2 1/8 in. (95 x 5.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Doris Meltzer and the Meltzer Gallery

159.1.14332

Geography/Culture

North America, Canada

Period

19th century

Object Name

Ceremonial Artifact

Classification

Native American

Native American: Northwest Coast

Not on view

Exhibition History

Ancient Native American Pottery, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 32, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 7-February 9, 1992.

Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibitions, Anthropology 32, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 13-March 4, 1990.

People of Potlatch, Heritage Plantation of Sandwich, Sandwich, Massachusetts, May 10, 1987-October 25, 1988.

Provenance

Collected by Axel Rasmussen (about 1887-1945), probably in the 1920's and 1930's; [possibly collected by Earl Stendahl (1887-1966) [dealer], Los Angeles, California]; sold to Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon; sold to Doris Meltzer (1908-1977), Meltzer Gallery, New York; given to present collection, 1959.

Old Number

Rasmussen #3359

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