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Currier & Ives
The Wonderful Albino Family./Rudolph Lucasie, Wife and Children, from Madagascar./They have pure White Skin, Silken White Hair and Pink Eyes!!/Have been exhibited at Barnum's Museum, N.Y. for Three Years.
1855 - 1865
color lithograph | paper
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Colton Storm
1949/1.143
This painting shows a scene set in a courtyard with high white walls that is open to the sky. Beyond the wall there is flowering vegetation, tall trees and a tower with a balustrade with keyhole shaped openings. There are two clay pots resting on top of the wall and an oriental style carpet hanging over one side. Within this courtyard, there are three women who are looking at two small leopards that wear metal chains and stand in a keyhole shaped opening of the far right wall. The women, grouped together on the far left side, are wearing 19th century Moroccan dress, including richly embroidered, garments, headscarves and shoes. There is bright sunlight streaming into the room which creates shadows on the walls and floor.
Jean Joseph Benjamin Constant
Courtyard in the Sultan's Palace
1872 - 1902
oil | panel
Bequest of Henry C. Lewis
1895.99
Jean Paul Slusser
Homage to Gauguin
1924
oil | carved panel
Gift of Robert and Elizabeth Slusser
1982/2.34
Charles Ferdinand Wimar
The Attack on an Emigrant Train
1856
oil | canvas
Bequest of Henry C. Lewis
1895.80
Wood-carved, standing male figure 40 inches in height. Its shoulders and torso are impaled with iron blades, nails and fragments. The torso is long, arms at side are bent at elbow and hands rest on lower abdomen. The right wrist wears a bracelet with attachments. The legs are truncated, with twisted metal anklet on right foot. The face is naturalistic, the mouth slightly open, the nose long and narrow with slightly flared nostrils. Eyes are almond shaped, may have had inlay that is now gone. The top of the head shows a tiered, "layer cake like" coiffure. The figure has a long and deep crack down the entire length of its left side, from top of the head to the left ankle.
Vili (Kongo)
Power Figure
1845 - 1855
wood, iron nails, blades and fragments, fiber cord
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
2005/1.192
A full-length portrait of a standing male in a lanscape setting. To the left of the composition stands a pair of birches near the figure; to the right, the landscape opens up to a distant expanse of trees and hills. The man stands facing to the right but looking out of the canvas to the left. He holds a bow and quiver of arrows; a black hat with a feather is on the ground at his feet. He is dressed in tan pants and waistcoat with a green frock coat and black boots.
John Hoppner
Sir Foster Cunliffe, 3rd Bt. of Acton Park, Wrexham, Denbighshire
1787 - 1810
oil | canvas
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
2007/2.1
A fragment of a stucco relief sculpture.
Artist Unknown, Gandhara (Ancient Pakistan and Afghanistan)
Buddha, seated in the padmasana pose, in dhyana mudra, attended by Indra
100 - 399
stucco relief with traces of polychromy
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection
1961/2.83
A photograph of an aged man sitting and looking straight into the camera. He holds a large feather in his lap, his costume adorned with embroidery. He wears a large feather headdress on his head. He appears to be sitting in an enclosed area, with patterned cloths on the floor and hanging around him.
Edward S. Curtis
An Old Man of Waiyám
1910 - 1911
photogravure | paper
Gift of Stephen M. Taylor
1997/1.153
This is a photograph of a horse and rider. Both wear patterned, geometric costume and are framed by an wooded landscape.
Edward S. Curtis
Flathead Horse Trappings
1910 - 1911
photogravure | paper
Gift of Stephen M. Taylor
1997/1.157
This is a portrait of a baby in a cradleboard, taken against a dark backdrop. The baby is tied into the carrying device, which is decorated with floral motifs. A patterned blanket is draped around the base of the cradleboard.
Edward S. Curtis
Nez Percé Babe
1900 - 1911
photogravure | paper
Gift of Stephen M. Taylor
1997/1.160
This is a portrait of two young boys. They stand inside a tipi or tent, wearing large headdresses and beadwork around their shoulders. The interior of the space is filled with patterned blankets and cloths. 
Edward S. Curtis
Sons of a Yakima Chief
1910 - 1911
photogravure | paper
Gift of Stephen M. Taylor
1997/1.156
Laton Alton Huffman
Young Cow, Groom, Fort Keogh
1854 - 1931
colotype print | paper
Gift of Dr. & Mrs. Michael Fauman

1983/2.76

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