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Catalog Number X1973.04.01
Object Name Painting
Artist Reiss, Winold (1886-1953)
Dimensions H-30 W-21.75 inches
Medium Pastel
Date 1927
Notes In this pastel portrait the subject is wearing a scalp shirt of tanned buckskin. There are wide beaded strips on the shoulders and one down both the right and left of the shirt. The beading pattern is geometric, incorporating both rectangles and triangles. The background color is aqua and the outline of the geometric pattern is dark blue and red is used to fill out the shape. Around "Weasel Tails" neck is a bear claw necklace wrapped with weasel fur and also a beaded necklace with a conch shell disc. The man's braids are wrapped with red cloth and a shock of hair stands straight up in the front. There are two eagle feathers in his hair. The paint on his face consists of two circles in red (one on each cheek) and a red line just below his scalp line.
Search Terms Native American
American Indian