Storage basket with lid

Native American (probably Mohegan-Pequot)
1830–1900


Object Place: United States, Northeast

Dimensions

33.02 cm (13 in.)

Accession Number

1989.80a-b

Medium or Technique

Probably ash, laundry bluing, and Mohegan pink

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Basketry

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.

Markings

On lid: Smith

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund