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Vase, Chief Shavehead

Grace Youngca. 1899

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum

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.

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  • 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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