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Miniature Chest, ca. 1840

  • Ottawa, Native American

Birch bark, porcupine quills, spruce root, thread and blue cloth

  • Overall: 5 × 10 1/16 × 5 13/16 inches (12.7 × 25.6 × 14.8 cm)

Gift of David W. Penney and Adriana Greci Green

2008.34

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Plant-derived motifs
  • Floral patterns
  • Ottawa
  • Root
  • Birch
  • Spruce
  • Thread
  • Bark
  • Quill (spine)
  • Cloth
  • Chest
  • Birds

David W. Penney and Adriana Greci Green (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

2008-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes. Exh. cat., National Museum of the American Indian. Washington, D.C., 2013, p. 30.

Ottawa, Native American, Miniature Chest, ca. 1840, birch bark, porcupine quills, spruce root, thread and blue cloth. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of David W. Penney and Adriana Greci Green, 2008.34.