An Omaha Robe (Facsimile)
Graphite and black ink on prepared card
Overall: 18 3/8 x 24 1/8 in. ( 46.7 x 61.3 cm )
Ethnography. Studies of Native Americans: Catlin's reproduction of the markings on an Omaha tribe member's buffalo skin robe; this robe is completely covered with geometric patterns and starbursts apparently woven from porcupine quills (quillwork) and accented with tassles
Purchased by the Society
Inscribed at upper center in black ink over graphite: "Pl. 195. / An Omaha Robe. (fac-simile)"
The artist's collection; Francis Putnam Catlin, the artist's brother, serving as agent to George Henry Moore, acting on behalf of N-YHS
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