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Idols of the Mandan Indians
Idols of the Mandan Indians
URLNL004677
CreatorBodmer, Karl, 1809-1893
TitleIdols of the Mandan Indians
Date-Created1836-1841?
DescriptionTableau 25. Mandan shrine outside of a summer villiage near Fort Clark and adjacent to a burial ground. The shrine consists of tall, hide-wrapped poles, with feathers which represent the sun and the moon. A lone figure stands next to the shrine.
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 -- Social life and customs
Subject2Mandan Indians -- Spiritual life
Subject3Shrines in art
Subject4Indians of North America -- Rites and ceremonies
PublisherNewberry Library
Date Issued (Digital)2006-06-15
Extent (Digital)92.2 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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