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Pictographic map of San Blas coast prepared by Chief Igwa Nigdibippi for John P. Harrington, 1924-1925

view Pictographic map of San Blas coast prepared by Chief Igwa Nigdibippi for John P. Harrington, 1924-1925 digital asset number 1
Creator:
Nigdibippi, Chief Igwa
Physical description:
1 map : hand-drawn; 145 x 238 cm
Culture:
Cuna Indians
Type:
Maps
Collection descriptions
Works of art
Place:
San Blas Islands (Panama)
Date:
1924
1924-1925
Notes:
A glass negative (BAE GN 4304) was made of the right half of the map and published in Frances Densmore's "Study of Tule Music," SMC 77:11 Plate 4, 1926. See catalog record for BAE GN 4304 for digital image of the glass negative. Reference prints of the map can be found in the NAA's file prints collection.
See NAA INV 04280902 for photo of Chief Igwa Nigdibippi working on map.
Chief Igwa Nigdibippi (possibly also known as Chief Golman), from Agligandi Island, visited Washington, D.C. in 1924 with members of the Marsh-Darien expedition. It is uncertain whether he painted the map during this visit.
Information about the conservation treatment of the map can be found at http://www.nmnh.si.edu/naa/features/artwork_conservation.htm.
Summary:
Pictographic map of the Caribbean coastline of Panama with Kuna place-names and various drawings of persons and events. 7 drawings on 12" by 9" manila paper sewn onto map. The name "EQUAEGEPIPI" is lettered in two places on the map. The map is rolled-up and in brittle condition.
Cite as:
Manuscript 4490, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Repository Loc.:
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
Local number:
BAE Neg 4304
OPPS Neg 44,252
NAA MS 4490
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Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_282384

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