A Sioux 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 a Sioux warrior's buffalo skin robe; a single battle scene is portrayed on this robe studded with tassles: women and children stand to the side watching a horrific scene of men attacking a being attacked with rifles, spears, knives and bows and arrows while others scalp the fallen and hold scalps up in victory
Purchased by the Society
Inscribed at upper center in black ink over graphite: "Pl. 198. / A Sioux 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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