Nayas (Child, Woman, and Man with Background Figures in a Teepee and a Canoe)
Graphite and black ink on card
Overall: 18 3/8 x 24 1/8 in. ( 46.7 x 61.3 cm )
Signed at right inside image in black ink: "Geo. Catlin"; inscribed at upper center outside image in black ink over graphite: "Pl. 95. / Nayas"; at lower border outside image in black ink: "312 311"
Ethnography. Studies of Native Americans: a chief with a bow and his adult daughter, with a girl and an elderly tribal member around a wigwam and canoe in the background; all the adults have lip modifications with ornamental lip plates or spools inserted.
Purchased by the Society
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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