Painted tunic

information unknown1801 - 1841

Civic Museums of Reggio Emilia

Civic Museums of Reggio Emilia
Reggio Emilia, Italy

Deer leather tunic obtained from an unique animal, included the four paws, which forms the front and the back. The sleeves are obtained from another deer leather. The hem is entirely frayed apart from the neckline. Male-hand painted pictographs on the front and the back of the tunic illustrate the deeds of its owner, which is represented young on the front and aged on the back. On both sides fight scenes with warriors on horses and on foot are illustrated..

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  • Title: Painted tunic
  • Creator: information unknown
  • Date: 1801 - 1841
  • Location: North America - Great plains area - Lakota tribe
  • Physical Dimensions: w167 x h110 cm
  • Donor: Antonio Spagni
  • Date of donation: 1844
  • Bibliography: Laura Laurencich Minelli, Catalogo della Collezione Spagni in L. Laurencich Minelli "Indiani delle Grandi Pianure nella raccolta di Antonio Spagni", Cataloghi dei Civici Musei, Reggio Emilia 1992, pag. 90, n.3.;
  • Provenance: Comune di Reggio Emilia, Musei Civici di Reggio Emilia
  • Type: Etnic handmade