When spirit speaks (you listen)

Geo Soctomah Neptune, Passamaquoddy / American, born 1988



Brain tanned hide, smoked tanned hide, black ash, sweetgrass, aniline dyes, birch bark, duck feathers, glass beads, conch shell beads, fresh water pearls and stick pearls, nylon thread, copper wire, cotton and polyester fiber fill

Overall: 18 3/4 × 8 7/16 × 8 7/16 in. (47.6 × 21.5 × 21.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Judith Liff and Joseph N. Barker, Class of 1966



Place Made: United States, North America


21st century

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Research Area

Decorative Arts

Not on view


Signed, on bottom, in black ink: Geo S. Neptune / 2023 Passamaquoddy Tribe


The artist, Geo Soctomah Neptune, Indian Township, Maine; commissioned by Judith Liff and Joseph N. Barker, Nashville, Tennessee; given to present collection, 2024.

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