Storage basket with lid
Native American (probably Mohegan-Pequot)
Object Place: United States, Northeast
33.02 cm (13 in.)
Medium or Technique
Probably ash, laundry bluing, and Mohegan pink
Not On View
Wooden splint basket with peaked lid. Circular plan at top; square plan at base. Slightly swelled sides ornamented with red and green painted decoration representing hearts, vines, and faces. Heart-shaped faces painted in lower center of each side of basket. Faces surrounded by rectangle of painted triangles. Corners of basket painted with intertwined red and green vines.
On lid: Smith
Supposedly collected in northern New York State; Private collection, New York to Hurst Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, by 1989; purchased by the Museum from Hurst Gallery in 1989.
Harriet Otis Cruft Fund