King Island Eagle-Wolf Dancers (recto); Dotty Dimple and the Jewess, from "Dotty Dimple at Play," published by Lee & Shepard, Boston (verso)

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King Island Eagle-Wolf Dancers (recto); Dotty Dimple and the Jewess, from "Dotty Dimple at Play," published by Lee & Shepard, Boston (verso)

 

 

Name:
Unknown (Artist)
Title:
King Island Eagle-Wolf Dancers (recto); Dotty Dimple and the Jewess, from "Dotty Dimple at Play," published by Lee & Shepard, Boston (verso)
Abstract:
The costumes worn by the individuals depicted in this drawing the typical regalia worn for the Wolf Dance by dancers from King Island, which may indicate this drawing represents one of the groups who gathered from the Bering Strait region to perform in the Messenger Feast and that the artist took care to make each group distinct and recognizable.
Format:
drawings
Genre:
Figures (representations)
Place of Origin:
Alaska, United States
Date:
1890s
Physical Description:
1 drawing ; 6 1/4 x 9 5/16 in. (16 x 23.6 cm)
Note (Medium/support):
Pencil, red ink and wash on paper (recto)
Note (Ownership):
The Bush Collection of Religion and Culture
Note:
This drawing is part of a set made by the Inupiat people to document their ritual traditions. They likely were commissioned by missionaries, and the drawings were made on the backs of prints derived from children's books and educational manuals.
Library Location:
Art Properties, Columbia University
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Catalog Record:
12003655
Digital Project:
Art Properties -- Columbia’s Art Collection Online
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-he0t-en52