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Powhatan's Mantle

Virginia, North America

Powhatan's Mantle
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 29cm


Decorated leather tent hanging made from four white-tailed deer hides sewn together with sinew thread. The shell beadwork decoration consists of a central standing human figure flanked by two upright quadrupeds and surrounded by 34 discs.

Image Details

17th Century
Accession Number
deerhide with shell bead decoration

image © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

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