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Donor Name:
Gen. Timothy E. Wilcox  Search this
Unknown - Object:
183 cm
244 cm
Culture:
Sioux (?)  Search this
Cheyenne (?)  Search this
Object Type:
Hide Painting
Place:
Not Given, Dakota Territory, United States, North America
Accession Date:
27 Oct 1930
Collection Date:
1877
Notes:
FROM CARD: "SHOT BY GEN. WILCOX IN 1877. EXAMPLE OF THE CONVENTIONAL PICTOGRAPHIC ART OF THE SIOUX IN RED, BLUE, WHITE ON A YELLOW BACKGROUND. 2/9/1967 LOANED TO MUSEUM OF PRIMITIVE ART, N.Y. 7/3/1967 LOAN RETURNED." BILATERALLY SYMMETRICAL DESIGN WITH CIRCULAR DESIGN IN CENTER (JOHN C. EWERS, PLAINS INDIAN PAINTING, 1939, P. 68, P. 12 - 13 & ILLUS. PL. 13).
Geometric design with border and circle painted on a buffalo robe.
Illus. Fig. 2, p. 87 (under incorrect catalogue number E35101) in Nagy, Imre, "The Cosmic Turtle: A Unique Representation of Cheyenne Cosmological Beliefs", pp. 86-95 in Feest, Christian F. 2001. Studies in American Indian art: a memorial tribute to Norman Feder. Altenstadt, Germany: European Review of Native American Studies. Nagy identifies it there as "Painted bisonhide, Cheyenne, ca. 1875." On p. 86-87 Nagy identifies the central figure as a "'feathered sun" or shield motif". He identifies the border painting with its parallel lines, alternating triangles and protruding bars as symbolizing the earth.
Record Last Modified:
11 Dec 2014
Specimen Count:
1
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
112196
USNM Number:
E351013-0
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Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/32a50661c-a652-4aa6-b4bd-cccf9cdbcdb0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8403444