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Drum Stick, ca. 1880

  • Chippewa, Native American

Wood (possibly maple) and brass tacks

  • Overall: 12 1/2 × 5 inches (31.8 × 12.7 cm)

Founders Society Purchase

81.134

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Music
  • Maple
  • Brass (alloy)
  • Wood
  • Musical instrument
  • Drumstick
  • Figure (representation)
  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin

Milford G. Chandler [1889-1981]

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

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

Forest, Prairie, and Plains: Native American Art from the Chandler/Pohrt Collection. Exh. cat., the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1983, no. 14. Maurer, E.M. "Representational and Symbolic Forms in Great Lakes Area Wooden Sculpture." Bulletin of the DIA 62, no. 1 (1986): 7-17, fig. 4.

Chippewa, Native American, Drum Stick, ca. 1880, wood (possibly maple) and brass tacks. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, 81.134.