Art of Native America: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection Art of Native America: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection
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Art of Native America: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection

June 23, 2022 – Ongoing

Now on view at The Met Fifth Avenue , 746 South
Exhibitions are free with Museum admission.

Exhibition Artworks

Woman’s Dress and Accessories, Jodi Archambault, Tanned and commercial leather, glass and metal beads, cotton, silk, dentalium shell, metal cones, horsehair, plastic, bone, brass bells, porcupine quills, coins, Hunkpapa Lakota (Teton Sioux)

Woman’s Dress and Accessories

Jodi Archambault (American, Hunkpapa Lakota/Teton Sioux, born North Dakota, 1969)
2005
Untitled (Dream Catcher), Marie Watt, Reclaimed wool blankets, satin binding, and thread, Seneca, Native American

Untitled (Dream Catcher)

Marie Watt (Seneca, born Seattle, Washington 1967)
2014

Shirt

Seminole, Native American
ca. 1910

Basket with Lid

Ada Vilcon Thomas (Native American, Chitimacha, 1924–1992)
1989
Lidded Trunk, Ada Vilcon Thomas, Dyed rivercane

Lidded Trunk

Ada Vilcon Thomas (Native American, Chitimacha, 1924–1992)
1987
War club, Wood, pigment and nail, Anishinaabe, probably Ojibwa, Native American

War club

Anishinaabe, probably Ojibwa, Native American
ca. 1750
Pouch, English wool, cotton, silk, glass beads, Onondowahgah/Seneca, Native American

Pouch

Onondowahgah/Seneca, Native American
early 19th century

Shot pouch

Anishinaabe, Ojibwe or Cree, Native American
c. 1820

Headdress

Eastern Woodlands or Great Lakes, Native American
ca. 1800

Bandolier Bag

Joe Baker (Lenape/Delaware, 1946)
1997
Shakhùkwiàn (Man’s Coat), Hide, cloth, glass beads, cotton tread, Lenni Lenape/Delaware artist, Native American

Shakhùkwiàn (Man’s Coat)

Lenni Lenape/Delaware artist, Native American
ca. 1840
Comb, Moose antler, Seneca or Susquehannock, Native American

Comb

Seneca or Susquehannock, Native American
ca. 1680
Bowl, Maple, Anishinaabe, probably Ottawa, Native American

Bowl

Anishinaabe, probably Ottawa, Native American
ca. 1800

Belt cup

Woodlands: Anishnaabe, Ottawa or Ojibwa
c. 1820
Bowl, Wood, Wendat/ Huron, Native American

Bowl

Wendat/ Huron, Native American
ca. 1700

Scrimshaw Study

Courtney M. Leonard (Shinnecock, born 1980)
2021
Shaman's rattle, Birch, bone, hair, pigment, and metal pins, Tsimshian, Native American

Shaman's rattle

Tsimshian, Native American
ca. 1750–80
Guardian figure staff, Conifer wood, deer hooves, pigment, and vegetal fiber, Lower Chehalis or Quinault, Native American

Guardian figure staff

Lower Chehalis or Quinault, Native American
ca. 1820–50
Dagger , Wood, steel, and vegetal fiber, Tlingit, Native American

Dagger

Tlingit, Native American
ca. 1780–1840
War club, Whalebone, Makah or Nuu-chah-nulth, Native American

War club

Makah or Nuu-chah-nulth, Native American
ca.1820–40
Rattle, Copper, wood, tanned leather, abalone shell, and horn, Tlingit, Native American

Rattle

Tlingit, Native American
ca. 1890
Raven rattle, Albert Edward Edenshaw, Wood, pigment, glass beads and vegetal fiber, Haida, Native American

Raven rattle

Attributed to Albert Edward Edenshaw (Haida, 1812–1894)
ca. 1850
Clapper, Wood, pigment, vegetal fiber, and copper wire, Tsimshian, Native American

Clapper

Tsimshian, Native American
ca. 1830–60
Portrait figure, Wood and pigment, Haida, Native American

Portrait figure

Haida, Native American
ca. 1840
Soul catcher, Bone, abalone shell, and tanned leather, Tsimshian, Native American

Soul catcher

Tsimshian, Native American
ca. 1840–60
Amulet, Antler and abalone shell, Tlingit, Native American

Amulet

Tlingit, Native American
ca. 1840–70
Comb, Wood, Tlingit, Native American

Comb

Tlingit, Native American
ca. 1850–80
Comb, Mountain sheep horn, Tlingit, Native American

Comb

Tlingit, Native American
ca. 1840
Comb, Wood and pigment, Tlingit, Native American

Comb

Tlingit, Native American
ca. 1860
Woman's hood, Wool cloth, silk ribbon, and glass beads, Ojibwa, Native American

Woman's hood

Ojibwa, Native American
ca. 1860
Woman's hood, Wool cloth, glass beads, and silk ribbon, James Bay Cree, Native American

Woman's hood

James Bay Cree, Native American
ca. 1840
Woman's hood, Wool cloth, glass beads, and silk thread, James Bay Cree, Native American

Woman's hood

James Bay Cree, Native American
ca. 1865
Tunic and leggings, Cedar bark, mountain sheep wool and dye, Tlingit, Native American

Tunic and leggings

Tlingit, Native American
ca. 1890
Parka, Edna Oktokiyuk, Marine mammal intestine, auklet beaks and feathers, tanned leather, and seal fur, Yupik, Native American

Parka

Various Artists
ca. 1910

Boy's Shirt

Crow, Native American
c.1880
Bowl, Alder, Haida, Native American

Bowl

Haida, Native American
ca. 1800–40
Bowl, Wood, Tsimshian, Native American

Bowl

Tsimshian, Native American
ca. 1780–1810
Ladle, Wood and pigment, Chinook, Native American

Ladle

Chinook, Native American
ca. 1850
Bowl, Wood, shell, and pigment, Tlingit, Native American

Bowl

Tlingit, Native American
ca. 1750–1800
Mask, Wood and pigment, Tlingit, Native American

Mask

Tlingit, Native American
ca. 1860
Maskette, Wood, copper, shell, and pigment, Tsimshian or Tlingit, Native American

Maskette

Tsimshian or Tlingit, Native American
ca. 1780–1830
Headdress frontlet, Wood, abalone shell, pigment, and nails, Tsimshian
, Native American

Headdress frontlet

Tsimshian , Native American
ca. 1820–40
Dagger, Saayina aat, Iron, tanned leather, wool cloth, vegetal fiber, and human hair, Tlingit, Native American

Dagger

Attributed to Saayina aat (Tlingit)
ca. 1780
Mask, Wood, pigment, and vegetal fiber, Yup'ik, Native American

Mask

Yup'ik, Native American
ca. 1900
Mask, Wood, vegetable fiber and pigment, Chugach, Native American

Mask

Chugach, Native American
1860
Mask, Wood and pigment, Alutiiq/ Sugpiaq, Native American

Mask

Alutiiq/ Sugpiaq, Native American
ca. 1870
Mask, Wood and pigment, Alutiiq/ Sugpiaq, Native American

Mask

Alutiiq/ Sugpiaq, Native American
ca. 1870
Mask, Wood, pigment, vegetal fiber, iron nails, and feathers, Yup'ik, Native American

Mask

Yup'ik, Native American
ca. 1900
Dance object, Wood, pigment, vegetal fiber, and feathers, Yup'ik, Native American

Dance object

Yup'ik, Native American
ca. 1900
Snow goggles, Walrus ivory, Thule, Native American

Snow goggles

Thule, Native American
ca. 800–1200
Harpoon counterweight, Walrus ivory, Old Bering Sea III, Native American

Harpoon counterweight

Old Bering Sea III, Native American
300–500 CE
Handle fragment (?), Walrus ivory, Old Bering Sea II, Native American

Handle fragment (?)

Old Bering Sea II, Native American
100–300 CE
Toggle, Walrus ivory, Okvik, Native American

Toggle

Okvik, Native American
100 BCE–200 CE
Transformational figure, Walrus ivory, Okvik, Native American

Transformational figure

Okvik, Native American
ca. 200 BCE–100 CE
Atlatl, Wood and walrus ivory, Alutiiq/ Sugpiaq, Native American

Atlatl

Alutiiq/ Sugpiaq, Native American
ca. 1750–80
Beaded Bag, Tanned leather, cordage, glass beads, brass beads, and commercial brass buttons, Wasco, Native American

Beaded Bag

Wasco, Native American
ca. 1860
Bowl, Bighorn sheep horn and nails, Wasco or Wishram, Native American

Bowl

Wasco or Wishram, Native American
ca. 1840
Flat Bag, Native-tanned skin, cotton, glass, Coeur d'Alene

Flat Bag

Coeur d'Alene
1895–1905
Flat Bag, Wool, cotton, glass, Native-tanned skin, Yakama

Flat Bag

Yakama
late 19th–early 20th century
Pendant with figure, Bone and pigment, Ancestral Columbia River, Native American

Pendant with figure

Ancestral Columbia River, Native American
3rd–13th century

Infant's vest

Sioux, Native American
ca. 1890

Infant's cap

Lakota/ Teton Sioux, Native American
ca. 1890

Boys moccasins

Sioux, Native American
ca. 1900–1930
Cradleboard, Lakota/Teton Sioux artist, Wood, rawhide, glass beads, native-tanned leather, muslin, brass tacks, Lakota/Teton Sioux

Cradleboard

Lakota/Teton Sioux artist
ca. 1890
Blanket strip, Tanned leather and glass beads, Central Plains, probably Lakota/Teton Sioux, Native American

Blanket strip

Central Plains, probably Lakota/Teton Sioux, Native American
ca. 1830

Boy's shirt

Apsáalooke/Crow, Native American
ca. 1870

Moccasins

Plains Plateau

Moccasins

Nez Perce
c. 1890

Moccasins

Plains Plateau; Oto-Missouria
ca. 1890

Girl's Boot Moccassins

Ka’igwu/Kiowa, Native American
ca. 1890
Boy's jacket, Tanned leather, pigment, glass beads, cotton cloth, and commercial buttons, Crow, Native American

Boy's jacket

Crow, Native American
ca. 1880
War club, Wood and pigment, Pawnee, Native American

War club

Pawnee, Native American
ca. 1800
Swift Dog Strikes an Enemy, Swift Dog, Watercolor and ink on paper, Hunkpapa Lakota/ Teton Sioux, Native American

Swift Dog Strikes an Enemy

Swift Dog (Hunkpapa Lakota/ Teton Sioux, 1845–1925)
ca. 1880
Short Bull Falls from Wounded Horse , Short Bull, Watercolor and ink on paper, Oglala Lakota/ Teton Sioux, Native American

Short Bull Falls from Wounded Horse

Short Bull (Oglala Lakota/ Teton Sioux, 1851/52-1925)
ca. 1890
Tipi bag, Tanned leather, glass beads, metal cones, horsehair, and dye, Lakota/ Teton Sioux, Native American

Tipi bag

Lakota/ Teton Sioux, Native American
ca. 1890
Quirt handle, Elk antler and pigment, Eastern Plains, probably Meskwaki, Native American

Quirt handle

Eastern Plains, probably Meskwaki, Native American
ca. 1860
Pair of parfleche envelopes, Rawhide, pigment, and tanned leather, Blackfoot, Blood or Siksika, Native American

Pair of parfleche envelopes

Blackfoot, Blood or Siksika, Native American
ca. 1890
Black-on-Black Jar, Maria Martínez, Clay and slip, San Ildefonso, Native American

Black-on-Black Jar

Various Artists
1919–20
Double-lobed polychrome canteen, Clay and pigment, Tewa (San Ildefonso Pueblo), Native American

Double-lobed polychrome canteen

Tewa (San Ildefonso Pueblo), Native American
ca. 1860
Socorro black-on-white storage jar, Clay and pigment, Ancestral Pueblo, Native American

Socorro black-on-white storage jar

Ancestral Pueblo, Native American
ca. 1050–1100
Polacca polychrome water jar, Nampeyo, Clay and pigment, Hopi-Tewa, Native American

Polacca polychrome water jar

Nampeyo (Native American, Hopi-Tewa, ca. 1859–1942)
ca. 1895–1900
Chief's blanket, Unidentified, Dyed and undyed wool, Diné/Navajo, Native American

Chief's blanket

Unidentified Navajo Artist
1865–70
Serape, Unidentified, Dyed and undyed wool, Diné/Navajo, Native American

Serape

Unidentified Navajo Artist
ca. 1865–70
White Ogre Tihu (Katsina Figure), Cottonwood, pigment, cotton cloth, tanned leather, and metal, Hopi, Native American

White Ogre Tihu (Katsina Figure)

Hopi, Native American
ca. 1900
Powhoge polychrome storage jar, Clay and pigment, Tewa, Native American

Powhoge polychrome storage jar

Tewa, Native American
ca. 1790
Gift basket, Belle Hidreth Varriel, Willow shoots, sedge root, dyed and undyed bulrush roots, and glass beads, Pomo, Native American

Gift basket

Belle Hidreth Varriel (Pomo, 1882–1952)
ca. 1910
Gift basket, Mary Mono, Sedge and dyed bulrush root, clamshell beads, glass beads, and quail topknot feathers, Wappo or Coast Miwok, Native American

Gift basket

Mary Mono (Wappo or Coast Miwok)
ca. 1890
Basket bowl, Carrie Bethel, Willow shoots, sedge root, redbud shoots, and dyed bracken root, Mono Lake Paiute, Native American

Basket bowl

Carrie Bethel (Mono Lake Paiute, 1898–1974)
1929
Basket bowl, Louisa Keyser, Willow and redbud shoots, bracken root, and dye, Washoe, Native American

Basket bowl

Louisa Keyser (Washoe, ca. 1831-1925)
1907
Ensemble, Tanned leather, sinew, and pigment, Innu/Naskapi, Native American

Ensemble

Innu/Naskapi, Native American
ca. 1820

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Dates
June 23, 2022 – Ongoing
Exhibitions are free with Museum admission.
Art of Native America: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection