• Culture/People:

    Tehuelche

  • Object name:

    Body armor

  • Date created:

    1820-1830

  • Place:

    Patagonia; Argentina

  • Media/Materials:

    Horse hide/skin, paint

  • Techniques:

    Stitched, painted

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collected in 1832 or 1833 by General Juan Manuel de Rosas (1793-1877, Argentine military leader and politician); given or sold to Sir John Hobart Caradoc (1799-1873, 2nd Baron of Howden), probably between 1847 and 1850 when Lord Howden was appointed minister to Rio de Janeiro and undertook missions to Argentina and Paraguay; acquired by Baron Albert Denison (Albert Denison Conyngham, first Baron Londesborough, 1805-1860) at an unknown date; sold at auction in London following Baron Denison's death and acquired by Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt-Rivers (1827-1900, founder of the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford University, Oxford, England); maintained in Pitt-Rivers' personal collection and private museum; acquired by James Economos (art dealer) at an unknown date; acquired by MAI through an exchange with Economos in 1972.

  • Catalog number:

    24/7495

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