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Drawing; mounted on two horses, Native North American warrior identified as Lance, wearing a visor split-horn headdress, a breastplate with silver decoration hanging from it, and animal tracks painted (?) on his legs. He is flanked by a woman of an enemy tribe sitting on a horse bedecked with a brown saddle blanket and a 'woman's wooden saddle'. She has long hair and is wearing a blue top with a white and black diamond patterned skirt. He counts coup with his lance on the fleeing woman. Lance is identified by composite name glyph.
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Height: 17.50 centimetres
Width: 21 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- There are forty-two Ledger Drawings in the Tall Bear series; drawings 1-16 were drawn by Tall Bear; drawings 17-42 were probably drawn by a Lakota artist, Pretty or Good Bear (Mah-tow-wash-ta); transferred to the British Museum by the William Blackmore Museum, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK. 1931.
Landscape; drawn on used line white paper with text at the bottom, not relating to the drawing.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2011 17 Jun-25 Sep, Lotherton Hall, Leeds, Warriors of the Plains
2011 12 Oct-2012 19 Feb, Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh, Warriors of the Plains
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Transferred from Blackmore Museum, Salisbury, Wiltshire. 1931
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Am2006-Drg15-Bla