Weathervane Indian

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Description

Depictions of Native American archers with extended bows were popular designs for weathervanes.

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Depictions of Native American archers with extended bows were popular designs for weathervanes. The point of the cocked arrow would indicate the direction of the wind.

'One of the Museum’s most iconic pieces, this weathervane graced the cover of the magazine Antiques in 1993 to represent the scope of the American Museum’s extensive collection. It is a striking object and has always been one of my favourites at the Museum, not only for its own sake but also for the people and places it represents.' Lady Airlie, Chair Emerita, The American Museum in Britain

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Object Name

» weathervanes

Dated

From 1865 (circa) to 1875 (circa)

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Materials

» copper alloy
» gold leaf

Technique

» gilding (technique)
» hammering (metal finishing)

Production place

» United States of America

Collection

» Folk Art Collection

Dimensions

89x68.7cm

Object number

1961.20

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