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Engraved woodblock of a "Vase of unusual shape"

Engraved woodblock of a "Vase of unusual shape"

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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.
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Object Name
Object Type
Wood Engraving
date made
Bureau of American Ethnology
Government Printing Office
Holmes, William Henry
block maker
J. J. & Co.
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Associated Place
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
engraving (overall production method/technique)
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
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Native Americans
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Wood Blocks for early Bureau of American Ethnology Publications, Graphic Arts Collection
Wood Engravings, Graphic Arts Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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