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

Eastern Great Lakes Woodlands
Medicine Bowl with Reductive Manitou
Maple Burl, 6 ½” Length, c.1760-1780

A small to medium sized medicine or ceremonial bowl.
The shaped raised ends form the outline of a horned Manitou.
The whole has evidence of an extensive use history with exceptional patination
and an overall dark color and beaded rim.

Medicine Bowl with Reductive Manitou