George Catlin, Kah-béck-a, The Twin, Wife of Bloody Hand, 1832, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.124
The Twin was the wife of Bloody Hand, chief of the Arikara tribe. George Catlin painted both their portraits during his travels West in 1832. This portrait was painted at a Mandan village.
Kah-béck-a, The Twin, Wife of Bloody Hand
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29 x 24 in. (73.7 x 60.9 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.
- Portrait female – Twin – bust
- Ethnic – Indian – Arikara
- Portrait female – Twin
- Dress – ethnic – Indian dress
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