An Eastern Woodlands Effigy Bowl c. 1860
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DescriptionAn Eastern Woodlands Effigy Bowl
wood, delicately carved with a bear effigy
Private Collection, New York
George Shaw, Aspen, CO
James Economos, Santa Fe, NM, acquired prior to June 26, 1989
Private Collection, MN
Length: 5 ¾ inches
"The Eastern Woodlands people used wooden bowls in a great variety of ways, and carefully carved them to bring out the beauty of the wood. Burls are frequently used for this purpose. A wide array of effigies are carved on the edges of some of the ceremonial bowls ... These effigies commonly represent human or animal spirits connected with the Midewiwin ceremonies," Dockstader, Frederick J., Indian Art in America: The Arts and Crafts of the North American Indian, Promontory Press, New York, 1974, fig. 221.
Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000.
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