Skip to Content
w1978-native-american-iroquois-burl-bowl.jpg
Views

Burl Bowl

Haudenosaunee
Ontario

early 19th century

hardwood burl

width: 11 ⅝"
depth: at high end: 6"

Inventory # W1978

Sold


PROVENANCE

Victor Snow, Orangeville, ON

PUBLISHED

Donald Ellis Gallery catalogue, 2001, pg. 21

RELATED EXAMPLES

Detroit Institute of Arts, Nos. 81.296, 81.117 and 81.624 - See: Great Lakes Indian Art, Penney, Wayne State University Press, 1989, figs. 16, 17 and 20

The abstract design of this early woodlands bowl is suggestive of a resting bird, possibly a grouse. That abstract bowls of this type are in fact symbolic references to animals, has been suggested in the scholarship on these bowls (see: Penney, pg. 35, above).

Related Publications