Gambling Basket and Dice, ca. 1880

  • Pawnee, Native American

Plant fiber, commercial leather, and possibly wild plum pits

  • Overall (basket): 3 × 7 1/8 inches (7.6 × 18.1 cm) Overall (each die): 1 × 3/4 × 1/4 inches (2.5 × 1.9 × 0.6 cm)

Founders Society Purchase

81.136

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Pawnee
  • Gambling
  • Plant fiber
  • Fruit
  • Leather
  • Plant material
  • Dice
  • Game
  • Basket
  • Oklahoma

about 1920, collected by Paul Warner. 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)

Pawnee, Native American, Gambling Basket and Dice, ca. 1880, plant fiber, commercial leather, and possibly wild plum pits. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, 81.136.