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Mandan Interior (Chief's Lodge)

Object Number: 
1872.23.124
Date: 
1866-68
Medium: 
Graphite and black ink on card
Dimensions: 
Overall: 18 3/8 x 24 1/8 in. ( 46.7 x 61.3 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: Signed
Inscriptions: 
Signed at right inside image in black ink: "Geo. Catlin"; inscribed at upper center outside image in black ink over graphite: "Pl. 124. / Mandan Interiour. (chiefs Lodge)"
Description: 
Ethnography. Studies of Native Americans: a large tripod of branches holds an iron pot over a central fire surrounded by the chief's family; crockery, buffalo heads, and elaborately decorated quivers and shields adorn the interior
Credit Line: 
Purchased by the Society
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