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Ioway (Iowa) Plains Indian Horse Head Effigy Dance Mirror Board Circa 1880

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Ioway (Iowa) Plains Indian Horse Head Effigy Dance Mirror Board Circa 1880

A rare Circa 1880 Ioway Plains Indian Horse Head Effigy Dance Board, carved wooden form with inset diamond mirror and lead inlay, surrounded by ornamental brass tacks. Measures 13 1/2" by 6 1/2". Europeans frequently traded small glass mirrors to Native Peoples. Plains Indian mean wore them on their fur chest decorations or inserted them into carved wooden frames, as seen here, and carried them in dances. N772

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