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Catalog Number LP06678
Object Name Painting
Collection Robert L. Owen
Date 1901
Tribe Cherokee
Artist Narcissa Chisholm Owen
Description Oil on canvas painting of Sequoyah holding his Cherokee syllabic alphabet tablet. He is seated wearing a two tone blue suit with a red scarf/necktie and a medallion around his neck. His head is adorned with a red turban with green, yellow, and white floral pattern. His right index finger is pointing to a letter on the tablet, while you see his fingers from his left hand wrap over the top of the tablet.
Dimensions H-40 W-30 inches
Material oil, canvas, wood
Provenance Donated 1942
People Sequoyah
Owen, Narcissa Chisholm
Owen, Robert L.
Search Terms art
Cherokee alphabet
Sequoyah
American Indian
native
Title Sequoyah
Category Historical Art