Brooch/Pin with owl design

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Culture/People
Cherokee
Artist/Maker
Don Morse Smith (Lelooska), Cherokee descent, 1933-1996
Previous owner
Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Department of the Interior (IACB), 1935-
Seller
Don Morse Smith (Lelooska), Cherokee descent, 1933-1996
IACB agent
Edward Malin, Non-Indian
Object Name
Brooch/Pin with owl design
Media/Materials
Elk antler
Techniques
Carved, incised, polished
Dimensions
3.7 x 4.8 x 1.8 cm
Object Type
Adornment/Jewelry
Place
Ariel; Cowlitz County; Washington; USA (inferred)
Date created
1965
Collection History
Purchased by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives from the artist (through Edward Malin, consultant to Indian Arts and Crafts Board) in 1965; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
Catalog Number
25/6741
Barcode
256741.000
See related items
Cherokee
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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