Seven Kiowah MenArtist(s)American
; Artist UnknownArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Datecirca 1890Medium & Supportgraphite and colored pencil on lined cream rag paperDimensions
7 13/16 in x 12 5/8 in (19.84 cm x 32.07 cm);14 in x 19 in (35.56 cm x 48.26 cm)Credit LineGift of The Daniel and Harriet Fusfeld Folk Art CollectionLabel copy
Throughout the nineteenth century, many members of the Kiowa tribe were taken prisoner by the American government. While in prison, the Kiowa often painted images of their lives before they were imprisoned. Many Kiowa artists attempted to record scenes from daily life or common tribal customs and practices in their work.
This work depicts seven Kiowa men in brightly colored traditional clothing. In addition to the realistic depictions of facial paint and headdresses, the men are shown carrying tomahawks, a gun, a sword and arrows.
Modern and Contemporary Art Intern
2002Primary Object Classification Drawing Primary Object TypeportraitRights
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costume (mode of fashion)
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