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Buffalo Robe of Mandan Mató-Tópe

unknownaround 1834

Linden-Museum Stuttgart

Linden-Museum Stuttgart

The buffalo skin, in multicolor displaying the chief’s heroic deeds, is decorated with birds quill, horses hair wrapped with quill and a few early glass beads. It is assumed that Mató Tópe was inspired by Karl Bodmer and earlier painters (e.g. George Catlin) from whom he might even have received materials.

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  • Title: Buffalo Robe of Mandan Mató-Tópe
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date: around 1834
  • Physical Dimensions: w212 x h172 cm
  • From the Mandan people: North Dakota
  • Provenance: Linden-Museum
  • Type: Painted and Embroidered Bison skin
  • Rights: Linden-Museum, Foto: Anatol Dreyer

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