Valdivia; Santa Elena Canton; Guayas Province; Ecuador
Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of James Judge (an antiquities dealer in Quito, Ecuador); purchased by MAI in 1973 using funds donated by Alice K. Bache (1902-1977, New York City art collector, philanthropist, and widow of investment banker Harold L. Bache).
Elsie Allen (Elsie Comanche Allen), Pomo, 1899-1990
Brenda Shears Holland, Non-Indian
New York City, Manhattan; New York County; New York; USA (inferred)
Acquired from the artist by Brenda Shears Holland (MAI staff member) during a basketmaking demonstration at the Hunter College Gallery (New York, New York) in 1982; donated to MAI by Brenda Shears Holland soon afterward.
Roger Tsabetsaye (Roger John Tsabetsaye/Tsebetsaye), A:shiwi (Zuni), b. 1941
Silver, walnut wood, agate
Hammered, polished, carved
15.7 x 11.6 x 30.2 cm
Zuni Pueblo, Zuni Reservation; McKinley County; New Mexico; USA
Purchased from the artist in 1985 by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
Purchased in 1983 from The Turquoise Eagle (a shop in Rosslyn, Virginia) by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.