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
Object Name
block
Object Type
Wood Engraving
date made
1887
block maker
A.P.J. & Co.
printer
Government Printing Office
publisher
Bureau of American Ethnology
author
Matthews, Washington
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
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Associated Place
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
1980.0219.1112
catalog number
1980.0219.1112
accession number
1980.0219
subject
Native Americans
Hindu
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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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