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Coat, between 1835 and 1850

  • Delaware, Native American

Buckskin, silk ribbon, glass beads

  • Overall: 39 1/2 inches (100.3 cm)

Founders Society Purchase


unidentified private museum (northeast of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA). (purchased by Rex Arrowsmith, dealer, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA)

ca. 1970, purchased by Milford G. Chandler [1889-1981]

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

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

Penney, David W. Art of the American Indian Frontier: The Chandler-Pohrt Collection. Seattle and London, 1992, no. 23. “Family Art Game.” DIA Advertising Supplement, Detroit News, April 10, 1983, p. 17 (ill.). Penney, David W. and George C. Longfish. Native American Art. Southport, CT, 1994, pp. 42-43. Penney, David W. Native American Art Masterpieces. Southport, CT, 1996, pp. 24-25.

Delaware, Native American, Coat, between 1835 and 1850, buckskin, silk ribbon, glass beads. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, 81.219.