Paint bag and secondary bag - ROM2005_5614_1


Paint bag and secondary bag

Maker: Blackfoot (Blood)
Medium:Beaded hide, vermillion pigment, metal spring
Geography: Kainai Reserve, Alberta, Canada
Date: c. 1885
8 × 20 cm
Object number: NS5512
Credit Line: Gift of Rev. John W. McLean
On view
Gallery Location:Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture

Paint bag and secondary bag holding vermilion trade body paint, applied in a sacred manner with prayer.

Collected by Reverend John W. McLean, a Methodist missionary on the Blood Reserve from 1880 until 1889.

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