A Sioux Robe (Facsimile)

A Sioux Robe (Facsimile)
Title
A Sioux 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 a Sioux warrior's buffalo skin robe; one section of the image shows buffalos mating, two long pipes decorated with stylized sunbursts and feathers, and flanked on each side by five rifles or muskets while the other section shows patterns of wavy dashes studded with tassles.
Credit Line 
Purchased by the Society
Object Number 
1872.23.194
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at upper center in black ink over graphite: "Pl. 194. / A Sioux 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