Vase, Chief Shavehead

Grace Youngca. 1899

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn, New York City, United States

Slender oviform vase with flared neck decorated with portrait of an Indian brave in profile wearing full-feathered headdress and striped blanket in shades of ochre, green, brown and deep orange, on a dark brown ground.CONDITION: Drilled. Some scratches to glaze, especially lower part of Indian.


  • Title: Vase, Chief Shavehead
  • Date Created: ca. 1899
  • Location Created: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
  • Type: Vessel
  • Rights: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Lewis
  • External Link: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/1699/Vase_Chief_Shavehead
  • Medium: Glazed earthenware
  • Signed: no signature
  • Markings: Impressed on bottom: "[stamp consisting of reversed RP monogram surrounded by 13 flames] /856 /B"Incised by hand on bottom, in script: "- Shavehead - /- Arapahoe - "
  • Inscribed: no inscriptions
  • Dimensions: 15 1/2 x 6 x 6 in. (39.4 x 15.2 x 15.2 cm)
  • Decorator: Grace Young
  • Collection: Decorative Arts
  • Accession number: 84.176.4

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