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Mato-Tope, Adorned with the insignia of his warlike deeds.
Mato-Tope, Adorned with the insignia of his warlike deeds.
URLNL004666
CreatorBodmer, Karl, 1809-1893
TitleMato-Tope, Adorned with the insignia of his warlike deeds.
Date-Created1836-1841?
DescriptionTableau 14. Portrait of Mato-Tope, with emphasis on his accomplishments in battle. His headdress consists of 6 sticks that are symbols of war wounds, coup feathers, and a large turkey feather that represents an injury from an arrow. The owl feather cluster mens he is a member of the prestigious Dog Society. The stripes on his right arm commemorate feats of war, and the yellow hand painted on his chest signifies that he captured prisioners.
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)
TypeImage
Coverage (Spatial)North America
Coverage (Temporal)19th century
Subject1Mandan Indians -- Clothing and dress
Subject2Mandan Indians -- Social life and customs
Subject3Indian Weapons -- Great Plains
Subject4Headdresses
PublisherNewberry Library
Date Issued (Digital)2006-06-15
Extent (Digital)79.2 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: photoduplication@newberry.org
CollectionAyer Art Digital Collection (Newberry Library)
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