Collection of Kent and Karen Vickery Provenance Note-Cowans 4-5-2013

Baleen basket with ivory seal finial by Sheldon Bogenrife

p4A ItemID E8911002
Yokuts bottleneck jar basket with rattlesnake and triangle bands

p4A ItemID E8910995
A Hopi Osokchina Cholla cactus katsina with polychrome paint

p4A ItemID E8910930
Navajo chief's blanket, third phase with central stepped diamond design

p4A ItemID E8892445

Collection of Kent and Karen Vickery, Colorado

Dr. Kent Vickery (1942 to 2011) grew up with parents who were avid collectors of Native American Southwest arts and crafts. Kent started developing his own collection in the 1950s while on family vacations. Summer excursions to various Pueblos and to the Gallup Ceremonials sparked a true love in Kent and spurred him to earn his PhD from Indiana University in Anthropology/ Archaeology where he specialized in Ohio Valley archaeology. He taught at the University of Cincinnati in the Anthropology Department for almost 34 years and on retirement, he and his wife, Karen, moved to Woodland Park, Colorado.

Kent had a wide range of interests and collections including Native American art, both contemporary and ethnographic, Tribal art, and American antiques. He and Karen continued to collect until 2011.

Information courtesy of Cowan’s Auctions April 2013.


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