Water Jug

Nuwuvi (Southern Paiute)
Great Basin

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19th century

Sumac, pinon pitch, and diagonal twining

Overall: 10 5/8 × 11 7/16 in. (27 × 29 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Emily W. and George H. Browne

42.12.7955

Geography

Place Made: United States, North America

Period

19th century

Object Name

Basket

Research Area

Native American

Native American: Great Basin

Not on view

Label

Once fully coated with pitch or resin, this tightly woven basket originally held water. Similarly, this Grueby Company vase was shaped from wet clay and then fired in a kiln. Firing removed all traces of water from the clay, hardening the vase so it could be used as a container forfresh flowers. Both artists created beautiful and functional vessels for holding water.

From the 2023 exhibition Liquidity: Art, Commodities, and Water, curated by Michael Hartman, Jonathan Little Cohen Associate Curator of American Art


Course History

First Year Student Enrichment Program - Cultures, Identities and Belongings, Francine A'Ness, Summer 2023

Anthropology 55.01, Anthropology of Global Health, Anne Sosin, Fall 2023

Anthropology 55.01, Anthropology of Global Health, Anne Sosin, Fall 2023

Art History 40.01, American Art and Identity, Mary Coffey, Fall 2023

Creative Writing 10.02, Writing and Reading Fiction, Katherine Crouch, Fall 2023

Geography 11.01, Qualitative Methods, Emma Colven, Fall 2023

Geography 2.01, Introduction to Human Geography, Coleen Fox, Fall 2023

Geography 31.01, Postcolonial Geographies, Erin Collins, Fall 2023

Exhibition History

Liquidity: Art, Commodities, and Water, Israel Sack Gallery and the Rush Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 14, 2023-June 16, 2024.

Northern Native American Basketry, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 4, 1990-October 20, 1991.

Publication History

Tamara Northern and Davina Begaye, Guide to the Exhibition of Northern Native American Basketry, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1990.

Provenance

Collected by George H. Browne (1857-1931) and Emily Robbins Webster Browne (1861-1942), Cambridge, Massachusetts; given (by Miss Ellen A. Webster, Mrs. Browne's sister) to present collection, 1942.

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