Depictions of Native American archers with extended bows were popular designs for weathervanes.Full description »
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
From 1865 (circa) to 1875 (circa)