Category: Ralph T. Coe Center for the Arts

Seed Jar

Seed Jar

Native American Seed Jar Artist: Grace Chino Culture/People: Acoma Pueblo Place: New Mexico Media: Clay and pigment Dims: 4 x 4.5 in. (4.5 x 11.43 cm) Date: c. 1990 Description: Grace Chino was from Acoma Pueblo, and is well known for her distinguished pottery. I got...
Head

Head

African Head Artist: Unkown Culture/People: Yombe or Vili Place: Zaire Media: Wood, glass, and pigment Dims: 4.75 x 2.25 x 2.75 in. Date: late 19th C. Description: This very beautiful Yombe head may well have been cut out of a larger figure, or even more probable it...
Sword

Sword

Name Asian Sword Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Mamasa Torajan Place: South Sulawsi Island Media: Wood, metal, rattan, horn Dims: 27 x 2.5 in. Date: Early 20th C. Description: The ambiguity that shrouds the Torajan sword fascinates me. I wonder if this sword was used...
Chilkat

Chilkat

Native American Chilkat Artist: Unkown Culture/People: Tlingit or Haida Place: Alaska or British Columbia Media: Mountain goat and commercial sheep’s wool, cedar bark, dyes Dims: 48 x 61 in. Date: c. 1850 Description: The robe has an uncommon design composed in...
Mussel Rattle

Mussel Rattle

Native American Mussel Rattle Artist: Beau Dick Culture/People: Kwakwaka’wakw Place: Northwest Coast Media: Wood, paint, horse hair, cedar bark Dims: 12.5 x 4 in. (31.75 x 10.16 cm) Date: c. 1989 Description: This rattle in the form of a mussel is accurate down...