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Pair of Moccasins

Arts of the Americas

On View: Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Gallery, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Hide, beads
DATES early 20th century
DIMENSIONS Each: 10 13/16 x 4 5/16 in. (27.5 x 11 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Gallery, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 11.694.9035a-b
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1911, Museum Collection Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Osage (Native American). Pair of Moccasins, early 20th century. Hide, beads, Each: 10 13/16 x 4 5/16 in. (27.5 x 11 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1911, Museum Collection Fund, 11.694.9035a-b. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 11.694.9035a-b_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pair of moccasins with totally beaded blue and red thunderbird designs. According to Sean Standing Bear, (Osage) 10/20/2000, a non-Osage person might have made these because the birds are positioned upside down. Osage design dictates indicate the birds would point skywards.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (75%)
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