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Archie Blackowl Cheyenne Burial


Item Number: DR 530
Tribal Affiliation: Cheyenne
Artist: Archie Blackowl
Medium: Tempera – signed limited edition lithograph
Age: Circa 1971
Dimensions: 12″ by 15″



This is a tempera painting lithograph of one of Archie Blackowl’s most famous subjects- the traditional Cheyenne burial of a loved one. The deceased loved one’s headdresses and war shield hang from the scaffold as the family mourns below. This lithograph was published for a specific event and the signature is behind the matting.

This beautiful art work is protected with Museum Glass, an anti-reflection picture framing glass with conservation grade UV protection.  With its nearly invisible finish, it effectively blocks up to 99% of harmful indoor and outdoor UV light rays so framed pieces remain clearer and brighter for longer. It is the best glazing option available for art, photographs and other important personal keepsakes.

The matting on this picture is an acid free matte(s) for long term protection and to enhance the picture. Acid free mattes provide 75-100 years of protection against matte burn and brown marks which can decrease the value of a painting. The matting colors were selected to draw the eye into the picture complementing the artist’s selected brush work or towards a particular key element of the piece.

Condition: Excellent – original condition
Provenance: Maintained in the same family since originally purchased in 1979.


Additional information

Weight 31 oz