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 SwordArtist: UnknownCulture/People: Mamasa TorajanPlace: South Sulawsi IslandMedia: Wood, metal, rattan, hornDims: 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 for...
Chilkat

Chilkat

Native American ChilkatArtist: UnkownCulture/People: Tlingit or HaidaPlace: Alaska or British ColumbiaMedia: Mountain goat and commercial sheep’s wool, cedar bark, dyesDims: 48 x 61 in.Date: c. 1850Description: The robe has an uncommon design composed in the...
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...
Oracle

Oracle

Asian Oracle Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Batak Place: Sumatra, Indonesia Media: Bone Dims: 9.5 x 2 in. Date: late 19th or early 20th C. Description: Aurora Escobedo (Tesuque Pueblo), a Coe Hands-On student curator in 2018 studied this piece. This is what she...