Arikara medicine ceremony - The Ducks. Portfolio plate no. 163. (Large format supplementary plate for The North American Indian)

Cambridge, MA: 1908. Photogravure. brown ink ; 36 x 44 cm [plate size]
Original photogravure produced in Boston by John Andrew & Son Plate from the large format portfolio series , on hand-made Van Gelder, printed by John Andrew & Son, each plate margin with printed title, date, and plate number, also with Curtis' copyright and printers' credit .
each plate impress: approx. 16 3/4 x 14 or 12 1/4 x 17 1/2 in; sheets: 22 x 18 in or the reverse.

"Three members of the medicine fraternity, painted to represent ducks and holding the rushes among which waterfowl rest, in their dance around the sacred cedar.."

The North American Indian (1907-1930) v.05, The Mandan. The Arikara. The Atsina ([Seattle] : E.S. Curtis ; [Cambridge, Mass. : The University Press], 1909), plate no. 163. Item #51-2075

Price: $2,500.00

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