Item Number: WC9411008
Materials: Wood backboard; hand wrought and stamped ornamental brooches simulating Canadian trade silver; hide bindings; red, black, orange. dark green and metallic gold paint.
Description: Tapering wood backboard carved in shallow and sunk relief, decorated with a striding bear at the base; large scale towering plant, possibly representing the Tree of Life; traces of wool trade cloth bindings trimmed with red tape; decorated with metal brooches, hide bindings and paint. The date 1905 is painted on the inside as a probable collection date.
Dimensions: Height 27.375 inches 69.5 cm
Epic Fine Arts Co./Masco Corp.
Splendid Heritage, The Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, February 10, 2009 - March 1, 2010
Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wy, May 1, 2010 - October 31, 2010
Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, Mo, Febuary 12, 2010 - April 24, 2010
Sotheby's Auction Catalogue, Sotheby's, New York, Sale 6610, Lot 124, October 21, 1994
Warnock, John and Marva Warnock, eds, Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art, University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, 2009, pp 126
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