Engraved woodblock of a "New Zealand tattooed head and chin mark"

Description
This engraved woodblock of a “New Zealand tattooed head and chin mark” was prepared by the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C.; the image was published as Figure 35 (p.75) in an article by Garrick Mallery (1831-1894) entitled “Pictographs of the North American Indians: a preliminary paper” in the Fourth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian, 1882-83.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1886
publisher
Bureau of American Ethnology
printer
Government Printing Office
author
Mallery, Garrick
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
engraving (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 5.7 cm x 7.8 cm x 2.2 cm; 2 1/4 in x 3 1/16 in x 7/8 in
ID Number
1980.0219.1184
catalog number
1980.0219.1184
accession number
1980.0219
subject
Tattoos
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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

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