Ritual offering (Image withheld)

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Culture/People
Diné (Navajo)
Collector
Dr. Washington Matthews, Non-Indian, 1843-1905
Previous owner
Dr. Washington Matthews, Non-Indian, 1843-1905
Presenter/funding source
Thea Heye (Thea Kowne/Mrs. Dorothea Page/Mrs. George Gustav Heye), Non-Indian, 1888-1935
Object Name
Ritual offering (Image withheld)
Media/Materials
Cotton yarn
Techniques
Unmodified
Object Type
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place
New Mexico; USA
Collection History
Collected by Dr. Washington Matthews (1843-1905, a US Army surgeon and ethnographer), probably between 1880 and 1894 when he was stationed at Fort Wingate, New Mexico; purchased by MAI from an unknown source in 1916 using funds donated by Thea (Mrs. George) Heye.
Catalog Number
5/1555
Barcode
051555.000
See related items
Diné (Navajo)
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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