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Mato-Tope, A Mandan Chief
Mato-Tope, A Mandan Chief
CreatorBodmer, Karl, 1809-1893
TitleMato-Tope, A Mandan Chief
DescriptionTableau 13. Portrait of Mandan Chief, Mato-Tope or "Four Bears". He wears a shirt made of bighorn sheepskin, adorned with ermine tails, locks of hair, quillwork outlined in beads. He wears a large headdress with eagle feathers The red markings on his skin have been identified as old war wounds and the symbols on his shoulder represent brave deads. He holds a lance in his right hand.
Extent (Original)1 drawing; 55.5 x 44 cm
Format (Original)Aquatint
Languageeng; fre; ger;
Call NumberVAULT oversize Graff 4649 atlas
SourceKarl Bodmer's Illustrations to Prince Maximillian of Wied-Neuwied's Travels in the Interior of North America, 1832-34. In 1836 Maximilian commissioned Bodmer to create illustrations to accompany the text of his atlas documenting their travels. These illustrations include 81 plates of aquatints. VAULT oversize Graff 4649 atlas
Is Part OfEdward E. Ayer Art Collection (Newberry Library)
Coverage (Spatial)North America
Coverage (Temporal)19th century
Subject1Indians of North America -- Portraits
Subject2Mandan Indians -- Clothing and dress
Subject3Mandan Indians -- Social life and customs
Subject4Indians of North America -- Great Plains
Subject6Indian beadwork -- Great Plains
PublisherNewberry Library
Date Issued (Digital)2006-06-15
Extent (Digital)104 Mb
Medium (Digital)Image/tiff
RightsAll rights reserved by the Newberry Library. Permission to reproduce in any format must be requested in writing. Contact Photoduplication Department, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St., Chicago, IL 60610. Phone: 312-255-3566 E-mail:
CollectionAyer Art Digital Collection (Newberry Library)
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