Engraved woodblock of a "Dancer 'swallowing' the great plumed arrow"

Description
This engraved woodblock of a “Dancer ‘swallowing’ the great plumed arrow” was prepared by the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C.; the image was published as Figure 55 (p.434) in an article by Dr. Washington Matthews (1843-1905) entitled “The Mountain Chant: a Navajo ceremony” in the Fifth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian, 1883-84.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1887
block maker
A.P.J. & Co.
printer
Government Printing Office
publisher
Bureau of American Ethnology
author
Matthews, Washington
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Associated Place
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
engraving (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 13.3 cm x 5.8 cm x 2.3 cm; 5 1/4 in x 2 5/16 in x 7/8 in
ID Number
1980.0219.1112
catalog number
1980.0219.1112
accession number
1980.0219
subject
Native Americans
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Art
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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