Engraved woodblock titled "Shell Gorget - The Cross"
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- Government Printing Office
- Bureau of American Ethnology
- Holmes, William Henry
- This engraved woodblock of “Shell Gorgets – the Cross” was prepared by the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C.; the print was published in 1883 as Plate LI.1 (p.268) in an article by William H. Holmes (1846-1933) entitled “Art in Shell of the Ancient Americans” in the Second Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian, 1880-81.
- A gorget is a piece of shell that has been engraved and perforated so that it can be worn as a pendant; in this case, it has been engraved with a cross insignia. The caption beneath the image reveals that the gorget was found in Union County, Illinois.
- In a footnote to his article, Holmes identifies “Kate C. Osgood” as an accompanying artist on his collecting expedition.
- Currently not on view
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- Wood Engraving
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- overall: 8.9 cm x 8.8 cm x 2.3 cm; 3 1/2 in x 3 7/16 in x 7/8 in
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- United States: District of Columbia, Washington
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- Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
- Cultures & Communities
- Wood Blocks for early Bureau of American Ethnology Publications, Graphic Arts Collection
- Science & Mathematics
- Wood Engravings, Graphic Arts Collection
- National Museum of American History
- Native Americans
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