Memory Board, ca. 1860

  • Chippewa, Native American

Maple

  • Overall: 15 5/8 × 3 7/8 × 1/4 inches (39.7 × 9.8 × 0.6 cm)

Founders Society Purchase

81.69

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Memory
  • Engraving (incising)
  • Maple
  • Figures (representations)
  • Songs
  • Marks (symbols)
  • Board (flat object)
  • Religious object
  • Ceremonial object
  • Lac du flambeau
  • Fish
  • Beavers

collected in Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin, USA. (Lynn Munger, dealer, Fremont, Indiana, USA)

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

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

The Art of the Great Lakes Indians. Exh. cat., Flint Institute of Arts. Flint, MI, 1973, no. 523. The Spirit Sings: Artistic Traditions of Canada’s First Peoples. Exh. cat., Glenbow Museum. Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 1987, no. W111. Penney, David W. Art of the American Indian Frontier: The Chandler-Pohrt Collection. Seattle and London, 1992, cat. no. 183.

Chippewa, Native American, Memory Board, ca. 1860, maple. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, 81.69.