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Ledger Book Drawing

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Ink, crayon, woven paper
  • Possible Place Collected: Darlington, Missouri, United States
  • DATES ca. 1890
    DIMENSIONS 7 3/4 x 14 in. (19.7 x 35.6 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1992.76.2
    CREDIT LINE A. Augustus Healy Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION In this drawing the warrior on horseback is attacking another on foot. The rider carries an eagle feather trimmed shield in his hand that has a center design of a lizard and phases of the moon on the rim. He wears a long eagle headdress. His horse's tail is tied and feathered for war. The figure on the ground turns back and fires his gun at the rider. The bullets can be seen flying beyond the horse's rump. He wears leggings and a loin cloth and carries a powder horn.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Possibly Cheyenne. Ledger Book Drawing, ca. 1890. Ink, crayon, woven paper, 7 3/4 x 14 in. (19.7 x 35.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, A. Augustus Healy Fund, 1992.76.2 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1992.76.2_transp3553.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 1992.76.2_transp3553.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    Possibly Cheyenne. <em>Ledger Book Drawing</em>, ca. 1890. Ink, crayon, woven paper, 7 3/4 x 14 in. (19.7 x 35.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, A. Augustus Healy Fund, 1992.76.2 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1992.76.2_transp3553.jpg)