Charm, ca. 1870

  • Potawatomi, Native American

Wood, paint and wool

  • Overall: 2 × 5 3/8 × 1 inches (5.1 × 13.7 × 2.5 cm)

Founders Society Purchase

81.614

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Carving
  • Wood
  • Paint
  • Wool (textile)
  • Figure (representation)
  • Charm
  • Amulet
  • Religious object
  • Wisconsin
  • Horse

purchased by Milford G. Chandler [1889-1981] at Rat River, Wisconsin, USA

purchased by Richard A. Pohrt [1911-2005] (Flint, Michigan, USA)

1981-present, purchased 1981 by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Penny, D.W. and J. Stouffer, "Horse Imagery in Native American Art," Bulletin of the DIA 62, no. 1 (1986): 18-25, fig. 2. Penney, David W. Art of the American Indian Frontier: The Chandler-Pohrt Collection. Seattle and London, 1992, cat. no. 179.

Potawatomi, Native American, Charm, ca. 1870, wood, paint and wool. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, 81.614.