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Mortar, ca. 1880

  • Ottawa, Native American

Wood and bark (possibly ash)

  • Overall: 24 × 9 inches (61 × 22.9 cm)

Founders Society Purchase



Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

Mary B. Shurtleff (Cross Village, Michigan, USA)

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

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

Ottawa, Native American, Mortar, ca. 1880, wood and bark (possibly ash). Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, 81.168.1.