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Animal Imagery in Native American Art :
Objects from the ARTER Collection

Chilcotin - Coiled and Imbricated Basket







Chilcotin (Northwest, late 19th century)
Coiled and Imbricated Basket
17 1/4"

September 6, 2008 — August 2, 2009

Images of animals, both realistic and stylized, adorn the art of Native Americans from the Southwest to the Northwest and from the Plains to the Great Lakes. Bear, antelope, frogs, turtles, buffalo, lizards, butterflies, parrots, owls, roadrunners and less recognizable creatures animate a selection of works from the ARTER collection, created in materials ranging from sumac, yucca and clay, to bear grass, baleen and sealgut.



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