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
Object Name
block
Object Type
Wood Engraving
date made
1886
publisher
Bureau of American Ethnology
printer
Government Printing Office
author
Mallery, Garrick
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
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
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, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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