Engraved woodblock of a" Mai'-du girl, with ornaments"

Description
This engraved woodblock of a “Mai’-du girl with ornaments” was engraved by Henry Hobart Nichols (1838-1887); the print was published in 1877 by the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C. as Figure 26 (p.304) in “Tribes of California” by Stephen Powers (1840-1904) for Contributions to North American Ethnology v.3. Contributions was published by the U.S. Geographical and Geological Survey, which was a precursor to the Bureau of American Ethnology under the direction of John Wesley Powell (1834-1902).
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1877
publisher
Bureau of American Ethnology
printer
Government Printing Office
graphic artist
Nichols, H. H.
author
Powers, Stephen
place made
United States: District of Columbia
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
engraving (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 8.2 cm x 5.6 cm x 2.3 cm; 3 1/4 in x 2 3/16 in x 7/8 in
ID Number
1980.0219.0382
accession number
1980.0219
catalog number
1980.0219.0382
subject
Native Americans
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Wood Blocks for early Bureau of American Ethnology Publications, Graphic Arts Collection
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Art
Data Source
National Museum of American History