Not Given, Dakota Territory, United States, North America
27 Oct 1930
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.