• Culture/People:

    probably Siksika Blackfoot (attributed)

  • Object name:

    Horse mask

  • Date created:


  • Place:

    Alberta; Canada (inferred)

  • Media/Materials:

    Buffalo hide/skin, buffalo horn, glass bead/beads, glass pony beads, brass button/buttons, brass tacks/bosses, human hair, horsehair, porcupine quills, feather/feathers, silk ribbon, wool cloth, ermine skin/fur, cotton cloth, paint, sinew

  • Techniques:

    Sewn, lazy/lane stitch beadwork, edge beaded, cut, studded, wrapped, quill-wrapped (flat), painted

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collection history unknown; purchased by MAI from an unknown source in 1935.

  • Dimensions:

    63 x 60 x 15 cm

  • Catalog number:



    This item is currently on view at NMAI, DC.

See it in the "Song for the Horse Nation" exhibit on the 3rd floor

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