Exhibitions/ Art Object

Boy's Shirt

Artist:
Unrecorded Apsaalooke (Crow) Artist (Native American)
Date:
1870–1900
Geography:
United States, Montana
Culture:
Apsáalooke (Crow)
Medium:
Hide, glass, cotton, wool, sinew
Dimensions:
H. 21 5/16 × W. 31 1/2 in. (54.1 × 80 cm)
Classification:
Hide-Costumes
Credit Line:
Collection of Charles and Valerie Diker (665)
Rights and Reproduction:
Image © Charles and Valerie Diker Collection/Photo: Dirk Bakker
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 359
This shirt’s complex geometry, diverse color selection, and use of factory-made red fabric inserts, which allow for greater movement, reveal this female artist's complete mastery of Crow design aesthetics and beadwork as well as access to trade networks.w
Bernstein, Bruce, and Gerald McMaster, eds. First American Art: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection of American Indian Art. Washington, DC: National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, 2004, no. 204, pp. 254–55.

Penney, David W. Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection. New York: Skira, 2015, no. 82, pp. 25, 141, fig. 13.