Sioux. <em>Chief's Looking Glass Frame</em>, 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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 50.67.108_acetate_bw.jpg)

Chief's Looking Glass Frame


Medium: Wood

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:early 19th century

Dimensions: 7 x 3 1/4 in. (17.8 x 8.3 cm)


Accession Number: 50.67.108

Image: 50.67.108_acetate_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Rectangular wooden frame that once housed a mirror. It 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.

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