A collection of 76 objects, mostly from North America which was assembled at Stonyhurst college, a Jesuit school founded in 1797.
Collection of ethnographic items by Unknown Artist, c. 17751910
© British Museum
- Multi-media, mostly organic materials
- Art Fund grant:
- £50,000 ( Total: £553,136)
- Acquired in:
The key items are 15 articles of war, ceremonial and domestic use, brought to England in 1825 for an Irish-American school boy, Bryan Mullanphy from St. Louis. They include a skin map showing the drainages of the Mississippi, Wabash and Ohio Rivers circa 1773-5. The 10 non-North American works are from the Pacific, Guyana, Africa and Asia.
Stonyhurst College. On loan to the British Museum from 1977 to 2003.