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Pawnee Doctor's Robe (Facsimile)

Object Number: 
1872.23.200
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 )
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at upper center in black ink over graphite: "Pl. 200. / Pawnee Doctor's Robe. (fac-simile)"
Description: 
Ethnography. Studies of Native Americans: Catlin's reproduction of the markings on a Pawnee Medicine Man's buffalo skin robe; a complex series of images: at center, a mounted medicine man with a feathered spear and shield with long tassles; above: the same man deflects rifle shots and performs a ceremonial song and dance; below: the mounted man spears an archer on the ground; small images decorate the sides: animals, men vomiting, a man singing under a sky full of celestial wonders-suns, moons and starbursts
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