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Bison Hide with Embroidery, America

Bison hide with simple embroidery, acquired in the Gros Ventre region of the (modern) USA by Maximilian zu Wied in the early nineteenth century. Bison hide with simple embroidery, acquired in the Gros Ventre region of the (modern) USA by Maximilian zu Wied in the early nineteenth century. © Foto: Ethnologisches Museum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz. Acc. no. IV B 200.

The Ethnologisches Museum in Berlin holds a bison hide with some simple embroidery. The hide measures 271 x 218 cm. It was acquired c. 1832-1834 by the German explorer, Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867), from the Gros Ventre region (North Central Montana) in the (modern) USA.

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin online catalogue (retrieved 4 December 2016).

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