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Chief's Looking Glass Frame

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Wood
DATES early 19th century
DIMENSIONS 7 x 3 1/4 in. (17.8 x 8.3 cm)  (show scale)
INSCRIPTIONS "Indian Looking Glass, Sioux"
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 50.67.108
CREDIT LINE Henry L. Batterman Fund and the Frank Sherman Benson Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Sioux (Native American). Chief's Looking Glass Frame, early 19th century. Wood, 7 x 3 1/4 in. (17.8 x 8.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Henry L. Batterman Fund and the Frank Sherman Benson Fund, 50.67.108. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 50.67.108_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION This rectangular wooden frame that once housed a mirror is decorated with repeated borders of chip-carved triangles; resulting in an appearance of raised, zigzag lines. Closest to the rectangular depression made for the housing of the mirror is an additional border in higher relief. The top, right and left sides of this border are carved as a series of small, raised pyramidal forms. The bottom side of the border is a double row of opposed scalloped lines that combine to form horizontal, pointed ovals. This frame also includes a bi-lobed, perforated handle.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (74%)
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Chiefs Looking Glass Frame