Collection of ethnographic items by Unknown Artist

A collection of 76 objects, mostly from North America which was assembled at Stonyhurst college, a Jesuit school founded in 1797.


Details

Medium:
Multi-media, mostly organic materials
Dimensions:
Various
Art Fund grant:
£50,000 ( Total: £553,136)
Acquired in:
2003
Vendor:
Anonymous

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.

Provenance

Stonyhurst College. On loan to the British Museum from 1977 to 2003.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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