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|Elijah Myrick Built-in Cabinet||
Elijah Myrick Built-in Cabinet
Built-in cabinet from the Harvard Shaker New Office attributed to Elijah Myrick, religious text on the back of the piece.
Rare Shaker tailor's bench, used by the community to make clothing for the members of the village.
Very fine, rare example of a Plains quirt (riding whip) with Native etchings. A horse, a figure with a bow and arrow, a buffalo and another figure on a horse followed by the word "Makatewanim" are etched into one side.
|Kiowa Dispatch Bag||
Kiowa Dispatch Bag
Kiowa Dispatch Bag c.1880 in superb condition, with beaded geometric designs (circles, squares) on both front and back. Southern Plains material is less common than objects from the Northern and Central Plains. Southern Plains tribes like the Kiowa and Comanche also beaded fewer objects and favored medium value background colors, German silver attachments, and long twisted fringe. Larger pouches, like this example, were used for carrying a mirror and face paints, among other items.
|Crow Mirror Bag||
Crow Mirror Bag
The Crow tribe from the Northern Plains had a reputation throughout the 19th century for their beautiful clothing and horse trappings. By the second half of the 19th century, the women had developed a unique bead-work style that is popular with both collectors and museums today. Crow men were as concerned about their appearance as the women, and this magnificent mirror bag would have been carried by a man to hold his face painting equipment. This particular example is in exremely fine condition.
|17th Century Soapstone Pipe||
17th Century Soapstone Pipe
Small soapstone pipe found at Weirs Beach area in New Hampshire by W.K. Moorehead in 1930. Apparently this pipe had a stem, which is unusual for NE pipes. During the seventeenth century Natives copied some European items, for example European kaolin pipes. To provide a long stem, they would have uused rolled copper or possibly plant material like wood or reed. This almost looks like a European pipe, except for the material type, and that it has some specific Native decorative motifs, including 10 triangular shapes around the rim of the bowl. The attributed date is based on the shape and decorations.
|Inuit Hunting Fetishes||
Inuit Hunting Fetishes
Inuit hunting fetishes carved from walrus ivory. Nice examples of early Inuit art forms.
|Whale Effigy Cup||
Whale Effigy Cup
Mastodon tusk carved into the shape of a whale's head. Probably used as a cup or possibly a candle holder. Very rare fine example of Inuit art.
|Early Pipe Tomahawk||
Early Pipe Tomahawk
Very fine, early example of a mid-nineteenth century tomahawk-pipe with dove-tailed blade and long, rounded wooden handle. The iron blade and haft appear to be decorated with hash marks, circles and concave lines. There are 30 notches in the handle on the blade side near the ax end.
Very fine example of a maple and metal Gunstock club, an iconic symbol of the Native American past. There is a long, triangular metal blade at the bend of the handle as well as decorative metal brackets.