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Mah-to-toh-pa, The Four Bears
  • George Catlin
    1796–1872
    born: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States ; died: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
  • Mah-to-toh-pa, The Four Bears, 1832
  • Where object was made: United States
  • photomechanical print
  • Object Height/Width: 29 x 24 cm
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • S2007.063
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Man standing with decorated spear. He is wearing an eagle feather headdress with full trailer and bison horns. Knee-length buckskin tunic is decocrated with a medallion on chest and horsehair fringe and beading (or quillwork) on shoulders and arms. Leggings are also decorated with beading and horsehair fringe.