THE HORSE

 
BOLAS
SOUTH AMERICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 40.0/ 2384
Locale: BUENOS AIRES
Country: ARGENTINA
Material: HIDE, IVORY, METAL (SILVER)
Dimensions: L:103 W:13 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1932 [GIFT]
Donor: SAWYER, MILDRED
Keywords: BOLA
Category: WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION

Exhibition Label: Argentina. Early 1900s. Ivory, copper alloy, silver, hide, rawhide. To stop cattle in their tracks, Argentine gauchos carried bolas, hunting weapons used by the native people of the South American plains. Three lengths of rope were bound together, with balls attached to the ends. Holding onto one ball, a gaucho whirled the others around his head and then flung the bolas. The ropes whipped around an animal’s legs so it fell to the ground.
 
BOLAS
SOUTH AMERICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 40.0/ 4936
Locale: ENTRE RIOS PROVINCE
Country: ARGENTINA
Material: STONE, HIDE
Dimensions: L:98 W:20 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1937 [GIFT]
Donor: SOCOLOW
Keywords: BOLA
Category: WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION
 
BOOT
AFRICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 90.1/ 7169 A
Culture: MOSSI (NABA)
Country: BURKINA FASO
Material: HIDE, CORD
Dimensions: L:38 W:21.5 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1942 [GIFT]
Donor: ZALSTEM-ZALESSKY, A., MRS.
Keywords: BOOT
Category: COSTUME

Exhibition Label: Riding boot. Burkina Faso. Early 1900s. Dyed leather, cotton, pigment.
 
BRIDLE (OLD)
NORTH AMERICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 50.1/ 726
Culture: CROW
Country: USA
Material: METAL (IRON), HIDE
Dimensions: L:39 W:18.5 H:3 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1910
Donor: MORGAN, J. PIERPOINT & LENDERS, E. W.
Keywords: BRIDLE
Category: EQUIPMENT

Exhibition Label: Bit. United States. c. 1800. Tinned iron, copper alloy, hide.
 
BRIDLE ORNAMENT
NORTH AMERICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 50 / 6839
Culture: CROW
Locale: MT, BIG HORN COUNTY?, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY?, CROW INDIAN RESERVATION
Country: USA
Material: HIDE, BEADS, HAIR, YARN, CLOTH, SINEW
Dimensions: L:38.5 W:22 H:2 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1907 [MUSEUM EXPEDITION]
Donor: LOWIE, ROBERT H., DR.
Keywords: BRIDLE ORNAMENT

Exhibition Label: Bridle ornament. Montana, USA. Late 1800s. Hide, glass, pigment, dyed hair, dyed wool, cotton, sinew.
 
BRIDLE ORNAMENT
NORTH AMERICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 50 / 6853 A
Culture: CROW
Locale: MT, BIG HORN COUNTY?, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY?, CROW INDIAN RESERVATION
Country: USA
Material: HIDE, BEADS, PIGMENT, CLOTH
Dimensions: L:44 W:32 H:1 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1907 [MUSEUM EXPEDITION]
Donor: LOWIE, ROBERT H., DR.
Keywords: BRIDLE ORNAMENT

Exhibition Label: Bridle ornament. Montana, USA. Late 1800s. Hide, glass, pigment, dyed hair, dyed wool, cotton, sinew.
 
BUCKET
ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 70 / 8755
Culture: SAKHA
Locale: SIBERIA
Country: RUSSIA
Material: SINEW, FIBER, BIRCHBARK
Dimensions: H:15.5 D:17 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1902 [EXPEDITION]
Donor: JOCHELSON, WALDEMAR
Keywords: BUCKET
Category: CONTAINERS
 
CASE, PAINTED
NORTH AMERICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 50.1/ 1261
Culture: CROW
Country: USA
Material: HIDE, PIGMENT
Acquisition Year: 1910 [PURCHASE]
Donor: TEFFT, ERASTUS T.
Keywords: CASE, WAR OUTFIT CASE
Category: CONTAINERS
 
CATLIN PAINTING, INDIANS MOVING THEIR TENTS
NORTH AMERICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: A/ 97
Country: USA
Material: PAPER, PIGMENT
Subject: INDIANS MOVING THEIR TENTS, SIOUX
Acquisition Year: 1912 [GIFT]
Donor: MILLS, OGDEN
Artist: CATLIN
Keywords: PAINTING
 
CRADLE BOARD
NORTH AMERICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 50.1/ 3909
Culture: CROW
Locale: MT, BIG HORN COUNTY?, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY?, CROW INDIAN RESERVATION
Region: PLAINS
Country: USA
Material: WOOD, CLOTH, BEADS, HIDE, SINEW, THREAD
Dimensions: BOARD WITH FRINGE L:105 W:18.5 H:3.5 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1910
Donor: LOWIE, ROBERT H., DR.
Keywords: CRADLE BOARD
Category: EQUIPMENT

Exhibition Label: Cradle board. Montana, USA. Late 1800s. Hide, glass, pigment, dyed hair, dyed wool, cotton, sinew.
 
CRUPPER
NORTH AMERICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 50.1/ 723
Culture: CROW
Country: USA
Material: HIDE, BEADS, CLOTH, SINEW
Dimensions: L:100 W:62 H:5 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1910
Donor: MORGAN, J. PIERPOINT & LENDERS, E. W.
Keywords: CRUPPER
Category: EQUIPMENT
 
CRUPPER, WOMAN'S SADDLE
NORTH AMERICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 50.1/ 1256
Culture: CROW
Country: USA
Material: HIDE, CLOTH, BEADS, THREAD, SINEW, STRING, METAL
Dimensions: L:90 W:57 H:6 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1910 [PURCHASE]
Donor: TEFFT, ERASTUS T.
Keywords: CRUPPER (WOMAN)
Category: EQUIPMENT

Exhibition Label: Crupper. United States. c. 1900. In the 1800s, the Crow people of the northern Plains kept some of the area’s largest horse herds. The Crow traveled long distances to trade with allies, exchanging horses for other valuable goods. When a band moved camp, a wealthy Crow woman would adorn her horse head to tail with beautifully beaded buffalo or buckskin trappings. Women made their own saddles and bridles, though Spanish bits with dangling trim were traded from tribe to tribe.
 
DISK
ASIAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 73.0/ 1933
Country: CHINA
Material: METAL (COPPER ALLOY)
Dimensions: D:3.2 H:1 (in CM)
Subject: ANIMAL
Acquisition Year: 1972 [GIFT]
Donor: SHEDD, WILLIAM G. THAYER, MR.
Keywords: HARNESS ORNAMENT, METAL DISK

Exhibition Label: Bronze harness decoration. Found in Eastern Europe or Asia. Made around 300 BC. Cast in bronze.
 
DOLL, HORSE AND MALE RIDER
NORTH AMERICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 50.2/ 6409 AB
Culture: SEMINOLE
Locale: FL, BROWARD COUNTY?, HENDRY COUNTY?, BIG CYPRESS SEMINOLE INDIAN RESERVATION
Region: SOUTHEAST
Country: USA
Material: PALMETTO FIBER, CLOTH, THREAD
Dimensions: L:36 W:30 H:7 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1962 [GIFT]
Donor: FREEMAN, ETHEL C.
Keywords: DOLL
Category: RECREATIONAL ARTIFACTS

Exhibition Label: Horse and rider doll. North America. 1940-1962, Seminole. Palmetto fiber, cotton.

This object was also exhibited at:
• HORSE TALES: TWO CENTURIES OF AMERICAN CULTURAL ICONS (KATONAH MUSEUM OF ART, KATONAH, NY, October 2001 - December 2001)
 
FIGURE
ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 70.0/ 7111 AB
Culture: TIBETAN
Region: SOUTHEAST
Country: CHINA
Material: METAL (BRONZE), GILT, LACQUER ?
Dimensions: A) L:11 W:9.5 H:17 B) L:8.3 W:5.5 H:3.4 (in CM)
Subject: MARICI
Acquisition Year: 1937 [GIFT]
Donor: WHITNEY, WILLIAM B., ESTATE OF
Keywords: FIGURE
 
FLY WHISK
ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 70.3/ 5349
Culture: SAKHA
Locale: SIBERIA, SAKHA REPUBLIC, YAKUTSK
Country: RUSSIA
Material: HAIR (HORSE), WOOD, METAL, HIDE, FUR
Dimensions: L:56 W:13 H:5 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1992 [GIFT]
Donor: MILLER
Keywords: FLY WHISK
Category: EQUIPMENT

Exhibition Label: Fly whisk. Yakutsk, Sakha Republic, Russia. c. 1992. Wood, white metal, fur, horse hair, leather.
 
FUNNEL, HOOF-SHAPED
ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 70 / 8871
Culture: SAKHA
Locale: SIBERIA
Country: RUSSIA
Material: WOOD, METAL, SINEW
Dimensions: H:35.5 D:21.7 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1902 [EXPEDITION]
Donor: JOCHELSON, WALDEMAR
Keywords: FUNNEL
Category: EQUIPMENT

Exhibition Label: Funnel. Sakha Republic, Russia. c. 1900. Wood, copper alloy, sinew. To celebrate the renewal of life at the beginning of summer, the Sakha share koumiss, a drink made of fermented mare’s milk. Traditionally, a container shaped like a horse hoof is used to funnel milk into a leather bag, where it is churned with a stick and left to sit for many hours until it is ermented. During the festival, guests drink koumiss from carved wooden goblets with hoof-shaped feet.
 
HARNESS PART
AFRICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 90.1/ 9018
Culture: HAUSA?
Country: NIGERIA
Material: HIDE, METAL, CORD, CLOTH
Dimensions: L:52 W:22 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1949 [GIFT]
Donor: MORNER, HAMPUS, COUNT
Keywords: HARNESS
 
HORSE (FIGURINE)
ASIAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 73.0/ 7117
Culture: CHINESE, HAN
Locale: CHINA
Period: HAN DYNASTY
Material: METAL (COPPER ALLOY)
Dimensions: L:7.1 W:2.1 H:7.4 (in CM)
Subject: HORSE
Acquisition Year: 1949 [GIFT]
Donor: KAHN, OTTO
Keywords: FIGURINE

Exhibition Label: Horse figurine. China. 206 BC-AD 220. Bronze. This bronze horse was made during the Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). During the Han dynasty, the Chinese mounted an expedition to Ferghana, 2,000 miles west of the Chinese capital, Xian, to acquire superior horses. This expedition is credited with opening the eastern leg of the Silk Road. Ferghana horses were famous for sweating blood-a mystery now thought to be caused by parasites under their skin.
 
HORSE BIT FIGURINE
ASIAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 73 / 3411 A
Locale: LURISTAN
Material: METAL (COPPER ALLOY)
Dimensions: L:11 W:2.5 H:9 BAR L:10.4 (in CM)
Subject: WINGED GOATS
Acquisition Year: 1949 [GIFT]
Donor: KAHN, OTTO
Keywords: HORSE BIT FIGURINE

Exhibition Label: Bronze cheek piece from Luristan. Found in Luristan, Iran. Made between 1000 and 650 BC. Cast in bronze.
 
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