Water Bottle Basket

Paviotso (Northern Paiute)
Great Basin

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about 1907

Willow, plant fiber twine, and paint

Overall: 8 11/16 × 6 11/16 in. (22 × 17 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Bequest of Frank C. and Clara G. Churchill

46.17.9369

Geography

Place Found: United States, North America

Period

20th century

Object Name

Basket

Research Area

Native American

Native American: Great Basin

Not on view

Label

Once fully coated with pitch or resin, these tightly woven baskets 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 for fresh flowers. All three 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

Exhibition History

Liquidity: Art, Commodities, and Water, Israel Sack Gallery and the Rush Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 29, 2023-June 16, 2024.

Provenance

Clara G. Corser Turner Churchill (1851-1945) and Frank Carroll Churchill (1850-1912), Utah, probably, June 1907; bequeathed to present collection, 1946.

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