Woven splint basket
Probably ash
Period fabric lining
Stamped paint decoration
Native American
Eastern Woodlands

11.5” H x 15.5″ Diameter

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has in its collections a very similar basket attributed to the Passamaquoddy culture.  See below:

Title: Lidded Storage Basket

Date: ca. 1840

Geography: United States, Maine

Culture: Passamaquoddy (?)

Medium: Ash splint, wood, pigment

Dimensions: H. 14 1/2 x W. 24 x D. 15 in. (36.8 x 61 x 38.1 cm)

Classification: Basketry-Containers

Credit Line: Ralph T. Coe Collection, Gift of Ralph T. Coe Foundation for the Arts, 2011

Accession Number: 2011.154.29a, b


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