Eagle's Nest Basket

Fred Tomah, Maliseet / American, 1951 - 2018
Maliseet (Malecite)
Northeast Woodlands


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Natural and dyed brown ash; large chair weave with a black background and white diamond, zigzag and banded designs, on a pottery shape

Overall: 15 × 15 1/4 in. (38.1 × 38.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Alvin and Mary Bert Gutman '40 Acquisition Fund



Place Made: United States, North America


21st century

Object Name


Research Area

Native American

Native American: Woodlands

Not on view


Signed and dated, on the bottom, center, in blue ink: Fred / Tomah / #3 08

Course History

NAS 30.21, Native American Art and Material, Jami Powell, Spring 2020

Exhibition History

Spirit of the Basket Tree, Wabanaki Ash Splint Baskets from Maine, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 20, 2008-June 28, 2009.

Publication History

Jennifer Sapiel Neptune, Spirit of the Basket Tree, Wabanaki Ash Splint Baskets from Maine, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2008, ill. p. 22.

John R. Stomberg, The Hood Now: Art and Inquiry at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2019, p. 210, ill. plate no. 141.


Ordered from the artist at the Native American Festival and Basketmakers Market in Bar Harbor, Maine, July 5, 2008; sold to present collection, 2008.

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