The aged man in his wynter garment

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Title

The aged man in his wynter garment

Description

An "aged" Indian wears a full-fringed deerskin mantle 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. Thomas Hariot, who accompanied White and the other colonists, later wrote that they encountered the man at the Indian town of Pomeiooc. Elder members of the Indian community generally were aged forty years and older and were not expected to participate in hunts or in war.

Creator

John White

Source

The British Museum

Date

ca. 1585

Format

Watercolor

Coverage

sixteenth century
Virginia
North Carolina

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Watercolor on graphite

Physical Dimensions

10.25" x 5.875"

Files

1906,0509.1.19

Citation

John White, “The aged man in his wynter garment,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed September 16, 2021, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/163.

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