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Historic Painted Muslin Depicting the Ute Bear Dance

Auction:
2506
Lot:
345
Sold for:
$11,850$10,000

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2506
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 15, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Historic Painted Muslin Depicting the Ute Bear Dance, c. late 19th century, with wagons to the right of the dancers and spectators dressed in a circle, the flagpole flies a flag with standing bear and tree design, a Mormon preacher looks on in the lower left corner, to the upper left is a large green and yellow lizard, (stains), 58 x 40 in.

Provenance: Collected by Howell Plummer Myton while working as U.S. Indian Agent on the Uintah Ute Indian Reservation in White Rocks, Utah, 1898-1904.
Estimate $6,000-8,000

Keywords

preacher, Utah, United States, Howell Plummer Myton, Ute tribe

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