Chapter 4: Presenting and Interpreting the Museum Object

Figure 31. Photographer unknown, 1896. Gelatin dry-plate negative. Penobscot women weaving baskets, Indian Island, Old Town, Maine. PM 2004.24.914**
Figure 32. Hillel Burger, 1984. Color transparency. Chitimacha basket, ca. 1900, Louisiana. T806 (photo)*, PM 32-18-10/26 (object)
Figure 33. Hillel Burger, 1985. Black-and-white negative. Shoshonean (probably Mono) storage basket, ca. 1900, California. PM 2004.24.31123A (photo)*, PM 973-38-10/52013 (object)
Figure 34, side view #1. Hillel Burger, 1980. Black-and-white negative. Carved wooden image (“staff god”), before A.D. 1849, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Central Polynesia. PM 2004.24.30374E (photo)*, PM 69-20-70/1390 (object)
Figure 35, side view #2. Hillel Burger, 1980. Black-and-white negative. Carved wooden image (“staff god”). PM 2004.24.30374F (photo)*, PM69-20-70/1390 (object)
Figure 36, front view. Hillel Burger, 1980. Black-and-white negative. Carved wooden image (“staff god”). PM 2004.24.30374A (photo)*, PM 69-20-70/1390 (object)
Figure 37, ¾ rear view. Hillel Burger, 1980. Black-and-white negative. Carved wooden image (“staff god”). PM 2004.24.30374C (photo)*, PM 69-20-70/1390 (object)
Figure 38. Hillel Burger, 1985. Black-and-white negative. Clay tablet with incised cuneiform writing, ca. 1500 B.C., Iraq. PM 2004.24.31124B (photo)*, PM 36-118-60/2560 (object)
Figure 39. Hillel Burger, 1985. Black-and-white negative. Detail of cuneiform tablet. PM 2004.24.31125.2 (photo)*, PM 36-118-60/2560 (object)*
Figure 40. Hillel Burger, 1985. Black-and-white negative. Caddoan (Natchitoches Engraved) bottle, ca. mid-1700s. Ouachita region, north-central Louisiana. PM 2004.24.31126*
Figure 41–44. Hillel Burger, 1985. Gold mask from Sitio Conte, ca. A.D. 500, Coclé Province, Panama. Black-and-white negative. PM 30-49-20/C11036*