Engraved woodblock of a "Vase of unusual shape"

Description
This engraved woodblock of a “Vase of unusual shape” was prepared by the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C.; the image was published as Figure 211 (p.144) in an article by William Henry Holmes (1846-1933) entitled “Ancient Art of the Province of Chiriqui, Colombia” in the Sixth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian,1884-85.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
block
Object Type
Wood Engraving
date made
1888
publisher
Bureau of American Ethnology
printer
Government Printing Office
author
Holmes, William Henry
block maker
J. J. & Co.
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
engraving (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 6.2 cm x 8.5 cm x 2.3 cm; 2 7/16 in x 3 3/8 in x 7/8 in
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Associated Place
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
1980.0219.1289
catalog number
1980.0219.1289
accession number
1980.0219
subject
Native Americans
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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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