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Red ochre in a leather bag

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Red ochre in a leather bag.

Ochre is a pigment formed from iron oxide and used in paint all over the world. This mineral is typically found as a yellow color, but through a grinding process and heating the mineral is converted to various other colors, most notably red. Ochre, is used for painting both people and objects.

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Title(s): 
Red ochre in a leather bag
Culture: 
Native American; Plains
Date: 
circa 1900
Period: 
Historic
Place: 
Great Plains, United States of America
Materials/Techniques: 
leather, pigment
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
89.28
Department: 
Not On View

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