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Painting on Deerskin
12018-03-16T21:06:46-07:00Erik Loyerf862727c4b34febd6a0341bffd27f168a35aa637294821Painting on brain tanned deerskin. The skin is an off white/grayish color. The paintings on the skin are yellow, brown, white, blue, green, black, orange and red. Various figures are painted on the skin which include, moons, equal sided crosses or "x", 3 anthropomorphic figures, one human head, a bird, and circles. There is a zig zag design the goes around the perimeter of the skin. There is a 1 cm wide hole in the skin in the lower left quadrant. The edges of the skin are fairly straight and smooth, indicating it was cut/trimmed to a roughly rectangular shape. The hide painting appears to be the same one illustrated in "Sacred buckskin - Apache", plate facing page 31, in The North American Indian (1907-1930) v.01, The Apache. The Jicarillas. The Navaho ([Seattle] : E.S. Curtis ; [Cambridge, Mass. : The University Press], 1907. See pp. 29-35 for explanatory text, where it is identified as a medicine skin formerly owned by Navajo medicine man Hashke Nilnte, and acquired by Curtis from Hashke Nilnte's wife. The symbolism is then outlined in detail in the publication.
View this plate online here: http://curtis.library.northwestern.edu/curtis/viewPage.cgi?showp=1&size=2&id=nai.01.book.00000074.p&volume=1#nav .plain2018-03-16T21:06:46-07:001906 to 1907E432865-0Hide PaintingCurtis, Edward SheriffPlease see http://www.si.edu/termsofuseLength: 70cm / Width: 36cmApacheErik Loyerf862727c4b34febd6a0341bffd27f168a35aa637