Description

    A SHOSHONE PICTORIAL PAINTED ELK HIDE ROBE
    ATTRIBUTED TO CADZI CODY (1866 - 1912)


    c. 1890

    rendered in numerous colored pigments, with a United States flag serving as a central pole, surrounded by dancers and drummers wearing eagle feather bonnets, hair roaches, loop necklaces, bone breast plates, otter fur and mirror necklaces and feather bustles, tipis on the periphery
    "Relatively unknown to his contemporaries, Cadzi Cody probably produced more hide paintings than any other Plains Indian artist. As with other Wind River (Wyoming) Shoshone artists, the major subject of Cadzi Cody's hide paintings was the wolf dance, which was popular on the Wind River Reservation during this time," Maurer, Evan M., Visions of the People: A Pictorial History of Plains Indian Life, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1992, p. 252.

    Provenance:
    Sotheby's May 26, 1999, lot 537

    Dimensions: 79 x 67 inches





    Condition Report*:

    Overall very good condition. Hide soft and supple with light wear and soiling. Central area of hide has approx. 3 holes. Drawing has bright pigment. No apparent restoration.

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