Drawing made by a Comanche Indian

Unknown artist, about 1868
“Drawing made by a Comanche Indian”
[Title given by collector Dr. Edward Palmer]
Media: Colored inks on paper
This drawing of a Comanche warrior was likely prepared and collected in 1868 at the Kiowa and Comanche Agency in present-day Oklahoma. The artist’s representation of a warrior on horseback follows a tradition of pictographic imagery which presents the subject on one plane without the illusion of depth. Here both of the warrior’s legs and leg sashes are imaged on the viewer’s side of the horse.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Object Type
date made
ca 1880
ca 1869
ca 1882
original artist
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 22.4 cm x 29.6 cm; 8 13/16 in x 11 5/8 in
image: 15.3 cm x 20.5 cm; 6 in x 8 1/16 in
Place Made
United States
North America
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Cultures & Communities
Ledger Drawings
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Ledger Drawings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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