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Iroquois Mythological Giant Hunter Holding Weapons, with a Deer and Bear under His Belt

Object Number: 
X.519[dup]
Date: 
c. 1827
Medium: 
Watercolor, brown ink, and brown gouache over graphite on beige paper, laid on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 15 1/4 x 11 7/8 in. (38.7 x 30.2 cm)
Marks: 
Inscribed at upper left in brown ink: "No. 1."
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at upper left in brown ink: "No. 1."
Description: 
Iroquois folkart termed 'picture writing'
Bibliography: 
Related to Cusick's 1827 booklet: David Cusick's Sketches of Ancient History of the Six Nations (Tuscarora Village : Lewiston, Niagara, co. 1828, c1826; Lockport, N. Y. : Conley & Lathrop, printers) Kasprycki, Sylvia S., and Feest, Christian, trans. "On the Trails of the Iroquois." Berlin: Nicolai, 2013.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lansing Thurber
Provenance: 
John Beechtree, Oneida Castle,N.Y., 1845; Lansing Thurber, Utica, N.Y., 1845-49
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group