• Culture/People:

    probably Lakota (Teton/Western Sioux) (attributed)

  • Object name:

    Horse mask

  • Date created:

    circa 1860

  • Place:

    North Dakota or South Dakota; USA (inferred)

  • Media/Materials:

    Buffalo hide/skin, buffalo horn, eagle feather/feathers (golden eagle), grouse feather/feathers, hide thong/babiche, thread, sinew, paint

  • Techniques:

    Cut, cutout, wrapped, tied, painted

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of Edward Borein (1873-1945, Western artist and collector); acquired by MAI through an exchange with Mr. Borein in 1922.

  • Dimensions:

    44.00 x 55.00 cm

  • Catalog number:

    11/4898

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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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