Quilled Circular Tray

Native American, Mic Mac
1840


Dimensions

Height x width: 9 x 9 in. (22.9 x 22.9 cm)

Accession Number

2013.644

Medium or Technique

Birch bark, dyed porcupine quills, colored silk and white beads

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Mic Mac circular tray with birch bark ground embroidered with geometric design in colored porcupine quills, colored silk, and white bead borders, minor damages.

Provenance

By 1993, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Murray Threipland, Fingask Castle, Perth, Scotland; April 26-28, 1993, Fingask Castle sale, Christie’s, Scotland, lots 492-494, to James Frank, LaJolla, CA; consigned by James Frank to John Molloy, New York; 2013, sold by John Molloy to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 26, 2013)

Credit Line

Partial gift of James Frank and the Frank B. Bemis Fund and Hilsinger Janson Fund for Native American Art