One of their Religious men

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Title

One of their Religious men

Description

An Indian priest, or kwiocosuk poses in this watercolor by John White, the English artist who in 1585 accompanied a failed colonizing expedition to Roanoke Island in present-day North Carolina. The hairstyle and rabbit-skin cloak were distinctive in style, likely marking the man's religious vocation. A later colored engraving of White's illustration, by Gysbrecht van Veen, adds detail.

Creator

John White

Source

The British Museum

Date

ca. 1585

Format

Watercolor

Coverage

Virginia
North Carolina
sixteenth century

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Watercolor on graphite

Physical Dimensions

10.25" x 5.875"

Files

1906,0509.1.14.jpg

Citation

John White, “One of their Religious men,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed August 3, 2021, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/162.

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