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Northeast Beaded Bag with Thunderbird Motif

Auction:
2893B
Lot:
182
Sold for:
$3,075$2,500

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2893B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 06, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Northeast Beaded Bag with Thunderbird Motif, possibly Iroquois, c. 1830s, beaded on hide with central floral motif on verso, green silk extended top and red silk strap, wd. 6 3/8, ht. 8 1/2 in.

Literature: A Cherished Curiosity: The Souvenir Beaded Bag in Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Art, 2012, p. 70; Made of Thunder, Made of Glass, exhibition catalog, 2006, p. 22.

Exhibitions: Made of Thunder, Made of Glass, Abby Museum, Bar Harbor, Maine, 2006, Memorial Hall Museum, Deerfield, Massachusetts, 2007, Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, Warner, New Hampshire, 2008, The Institute for American Indian Studies, Washington, Connecticut, 2009.
Estimate $1,200-1,600


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Deerfield, Warner, Beadwork, First Nations in Ontario, Indigenous peoples of the Northeastern Woodlands, Iroquois, Thunderbird

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