Engraved woodblock of an "Indian mask from the northwest coast of America"

Description
This engraved woodblock of an “Indian mask from the northwest coast of America” was prepared by Henry Hobart Nichols (1838-1887) and the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C.; the print was published in 1884 as Plate XIII.20 (p.171) in an article by William Healey Dall (1845-1927) entitled “On Masks, Labrets, and Certain Aboriginal Customs with an Inquiry into the Bearing of Their Geographical Distribution” in the Third Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian, 1881-82.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
block
Object Type
Wood Engraving
date made
1884
publisher
Bureau of American Ethnology
printer
Government Printing Office
author
Dall, William H.
graphic artist
Nichols, H. H.
block maker
N. J. Wemmer
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
engraving (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 5.4 cm x 5.1 cm x 2 cm; 2 1/8 in x 2 in x 13/16 in
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Associated Place
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
1980.0219.0165
catalog number
1980.0219.0165
accession number
1980.0219
subject
Hindu
Native Americans
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Cultures & Communities
Science & Mathematics
Wood Blocks for early Bureau of American Ethnology Publications, Graphic Arts Collection
Wood Engravings, Graphic Arts Collection
Communications
Art
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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