Artist Chippewa, Native American
  • Covered Basket
Date early 20th century
Medium sweetgrass and wood splint
Dimensions Overall: 7 1/2 × 8 × 8 inches (19.1 × 20.3 × 20.3 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Edward Rogers
Accession Number 53.122
Department Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas
Not On View
Marks 2 loose notes: Purchased 1934 on Bob-lo (Bois Blanc) Island, Detroit River by Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rogers of Detroit, 53.122; Probably by Chippewa Indians in Detroit River, 12 (with cover) 7 1/2 in. . .119-120-121. Obverse side of same note: Indians in ---Woodland Culture area, Chippewa---, covered basket, Braided sweet grass and wood splints in checker weave with coiled border around rim and cover, Braided---grass handle and ornament hole in center of cover.
Inscriptions Inscribed with ink on bottom: 1934, Sept. 1
1934, purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rogers at Bob-Lo Island (Bois Blanc Island), located in the Detroit River, Ontario, Canada;
1953-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)