King Island Wolf Dancers with Audience and Musicians (recto); The Flowers in the Wood, painted by C. Calix, engraved & printed by Illman Brothers for Peterson's Magazine (verso)

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King Island Wolf Dancers with Audience and Musicians (recto); The Flowers in the Wood, painted by C. Calix, engraved & printed by Illman Brothers for Peterson's Magazine (verso)

 

 

Name:
Unknown (Artist)
Title:
King Island Wolf Dancers with Audience and Musicians (recto); The Flowers in the Wood, painted by C. Calix, engraved & printed by Illman Brothers for Peterson's Magazine (verso)
Abstract:
This drawing uses color and completeness of representation to indicate the most important features. Four hunters are shown in their entirety in the center of the drawing. Their arms are outstretched before them, wearing the characteristic mittens of the dance. The mittens are the most important artifacts used in this ceremony, which is why they have been represented in red.
Format:
drawings
Genre:
Figures (representations)
Place of Origin:
Alaska, United States
Date:
1890s
Physical Description:
1 drawing ; 5 11/16 x 9 3/8 in. (14.4 x 23.8 cm)
Note (Medium/support):
Pencil and red ink 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:
12003656
Digital Project:
Art Properties -- Columbia’s Art Collection Online
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-g747-bj77