Engraved woodblock of the "Arikara sign for lie or falsehood"

Description
This engraved woodblock of an “Arikara sign for a lie or falsehood” was prepared by the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C.; the print was published in 1881 as Figure 233 (p. 393) in an article by Garrick Mallery (1831-1894) entitled “Sign Language Among the North American Indians” in the First Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian, 1879-80.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
block
Object Type
Wood Engraving
date made
1881
publisher
Bureau of American Ethnology
printer
Government Printing Office
author
Mallery, Garrick
block maker
V. W. & Co.
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
engraving (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 6.8 cm x 6.4 cm x 2.3 cm; 2 11/16 in x 2 1/2 in x 7/8 in
place made
United States: District of Columbia
Associated Place
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
1980.0219.0340
accession number
1980.0219
catalog number
1980.0219.0340
subject
Art
Cultures & Communities
Science & Mathematics
Communications
Native Americans
Wood Blocks for early Bureau of American Ethnology Publications, Graphic Arts Collection
Wood Engravings, Graphic Arts Collection
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Wood Blocks for early Bureau of American Ethnology Publications, Graphic Arts Collection
Wood Engravings, Graphic Arts Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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