Burl Medicine Bowl

Burl Medicine Bowl


Region / Tribe: Eastern Plains – Western Great Lakes / Possibly Mesquakie

Circa: Early – mid 19th C.

Material: Burl wood with four brass tacks, square shanks

Dimension: L. 6” x W. 5 1/2” x H. 2 1/8”

Condition: Excellent, no restoration. Please note a very small and almost imperceptible crack-line repair along the rim.

Collection History: Wellington Collection

Published: Ewing, Douglas C. Pleasing the Spirits: A Catalogue of American Indian Art. New York: Ghylen Press, 1982. Catalog # 365.

Comments: A remarkably thin and exceptionally well finished personal medicine bowl. The addition of four early brass tacks situated beneath the single raised crest is, to our knowledge, unique. Brass tacks from this western region of the Woodland tradition are typically utilized as eye forms.

Add To Cart