• Culture/People:

    Northern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)

  • Object name:

    Horse mask

  • Date created:

    1840-1860

  • Place:

    Montana; USA (inferred)

  • Media/Materials:

    Deerhide/deerskin, porcupine quills, feather/feathers, dye/dyes

  • Techniques:

    Quilled (lane stitched)

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collected by anthropologist and naturalist George Bird Grinnell (1849-1938), probably between 1875 and 1900; transferred to R.F. Zogbaum (1849-1925, Western artist) at an unknown date; sold or given to George Heye in 1906 or 1907.

  • Dimensions:

    52 x 59 cm

  • Catalog number:

    1/4443

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    This item is currently on view at NMAI, DC.

See it in the "Song for the Horse Nation" exhibit on the 3rd floor

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