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The Steven Michaan Collection of North American Tribal Art : The Art of the Spirit World : Woodlands

Eastern Great Lakes Woodlands
Small Medicine Bowl with Reductive Manitou
Maple Burl, 4” Length, c.1760-1780

Relating in shape to the slightly larger example herein, this bowl also has a reductive Manitou on the ends, however further abstracted by wear from use and age. In hand these bowls have a sensual quality and are imbued with a sense of the importance of their ceremonial past.

Small Medicine Bowl with Reductive Manitou