Fancy Basket

Julia Ann Mell, Passamaquoddy / American, 1849 - 1930
Northeast Woodlands


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about 1920

Wood splints and grasses

Overall: 3 3/4 × 7 1/2 × 7 1/2 in. (9.5 × 19 × 19 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Mary Louise Warden Stewart



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area

Native American

Native American: Woodlands

Not on view

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. 19.


Julia Ann Mell ("Mrs. Joe Mel"), Grand Lake Stream, Maine; sold to Mary Louise Warden Stewart, Newburgh, New York, 1920; given to present collection, 1996.

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