Eagle's Nest Basket

Fred Tomah, American / Maliseet, born 1951, Maliseet (Malecite), Wabanaki, Maine, Northeast Woodlands, Woodlands

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2008

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 x 15 1/4 in. (38.1 x 38.7 cm)

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

2008.42

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

21st century

Object Name

Basket

Classification

Native American

Native American: Woodlands

Not on view

Inscription

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

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.

Provenance

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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