Engraved woodblock of a "Zuni Paint Cup"

Engraved woodblock of a "Zuni Paint Cup"

Description
This engraved woodblock of a “Zuni Paint Cup” was prepared by the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C.; the image was published as Figure 457 (p.364) in an article by James Stevenson (1840-1888) entitled “Illustrated Catalogue of the Collections Obtained from the Indians of New Mexico and Arizona in 1879” in the Second Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian, 1880-81. BAE photographer John K. Hillers (1843-1925) accompanied Stevenson on this expedition.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
block
Object Type
Wood Engraving
date made
1883
publisher
Bureau of American Ethnology
printer
Government Printing Office
photographer
Hillers, John K.
author
Stevenson, James
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
engraving (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 3.8 cm x 4.7 cm x 2.2 cm; 1 1/2 in x 1 7/8 in x 7/8 in
ID Number
1980.0219.0986
catalog number
1980.0219.0986
accession number
1980.0219
subject
Native Americans
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Communications
Art
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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