An Omaha Robe (Facsimile)

An Omaha Robe (Facsimile)
Title
An Omaha Robe (Facsimile)
Date 
1866-68
Medium 
Graphite and black ink on prepared card
Dimensions 
Overall: 18 3/8 x 24 1/8 in. ( 46.7 x 61.3 cm )
Description 
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
Credit Line 
Purchased by the Society
Object Number 
1872.23.195
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at upper center in black ink over graphite: "Pl. 195. / An Omaha Robe. (fac-simile)"
Provenance 
The artist's collection; Francis Putnam Catlin, the artist's brother, serving as agent to George Henry Moore, acting on behalf of N-YHS
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group