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Indo-Pacific Art
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Feather Cape

before 1821

Featherwork

23 × 23 11/16 in. (58.4 × 60.1 cm)
Gift of Harrison F. Bassett in memory of his wife Elizabeth Ives Bassett and her brother Arthur Noble Brown
1941.54
Geography: 
Made in Hawaii, United States
Culture: 
Hawaiian
Period: 
18th–19th century
Classification: 
Apparel/Costume
Provenance: 

Queen Kaahumanu of Hawaii (ca. 1772–1832); gift to Lucia Ruggles Holman (1793–1886), ca. 1821; on loan to the Bishop Museum, the University of Hawaii, 1918; by descent to Harrison F. and Elizabeth Ives Bassett; donated to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1941

Bibliography: 

James Prosek and Edith Devaney, James Prosek: Art, Artifact, Artifice, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2020), 26, pl. 4.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.