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  • Object: Retablo

    Sep 27, 2018

    Object Number: I-0083d Object Name: Retablo Material: Tin & paint Date: Unknown This object is a painting of the Virgin of Guadalupe on a tin surface. This type of painting is also called a retablo. A retablo also referred to [...]

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  • Object: Pipe

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0414a Caddo effigy pipe (reproduction) Caddo Texas Materials: Ceramic This item is a modern reproduction of a Caddo effigy pipe. Effigies are a type of vessel or small sculpture that has been made to resemble a human or animal. It [...]

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  • Object: Painting

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0206k Painting “Texas Rangers at Laredo, 1840” Artist: Bruce Marshall American Date: 20th Century Materials: Paper, watercolor This painting is an original watercolor entitled “Texas Rangers at Laredo, 1840,” by Texas artist Bruce Marshall. The painting depicts three Mexican soldiers [...]

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  • Object: Painting

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0206nn Painting “Kiamta Long and Jane Long” Artist: John Rogers American Date: 1973 Materials: Paper, watercolor This painting is a watercolor entitled “Kiamta Long and Jane Long” by artist John Rogers. The painting references the life of Jane Long (1798- [...]

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  • Object: Shillelegh

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0183a Shillelagh, walking stick Irish 1870s Patrick Ledwith Material: wood This walking stick, sometimes called a shillelagh, an Irish walking stick or club, was donated to the Institute of Texan Cultures by an Irish immigrant from west County Meath, Ireland, [...]

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  • Object: Bowl

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0214h Bowl Rose Gonzales San Ildefonso/San Juan Pueblos New Mexico 1920-1989 Materials: ceramic This small ceramic bowl is in the style of the Po-woh-ge-oweenge pueblo tribe (aka. San Ildefonso Pueblo), and Ohkay Owingeh pueblo tribe (aka. San Juan Pueblo). Po-woh-go-oweenge [...]

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  • Object: Painting

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0206e Painting “Martin DeLeon Building Victoria, Texas, 1824” Artist: Bruce Marshall American Date: mid-20th century Materials: paper, watercolor This painting is an original watercolor by Bruce Marshall, entitled “Martin De Leon Building Victoria, TX”. This painting shows Martin De Leon [...]

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  • Object: Kantele

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0239a Kantele Finnish-American August Elo Date: 1910 Materials: wood, metal Photo via: Carl Rahkonen This is a Finnish stringed instrument called a kantele, hand-carved by Finnish-American August Elo in 1910. The kantele is an ancient Finnish instrument, and became a [...]

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  • Object: Statuette

    Sep 25, 2018

    Photo via: Wikimedia Commons I-0008c Statuette of Saint Michael Catholic Guatemala (?) Date: 20th century Materials: Wood Michael the Archangel is primarily celebrated and revered in three religions in Texas and across the world: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. He is [...]

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