Feather 'tis nobler in the mind: a case study in featherwork, indigeneity, and the West at the Nasher Art Museum Public Deposited

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  • March 22, 2019
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  • Fox, Elizabeth L.
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Art and Art History, Art History
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  • This thesis attempts to identify a feathered coat offered to the Nasher Museum of Art for acquisition in January 2010. Each chapter explores a major method of identification: materials, taxonomy and construction techniques, and design elements. These methods will be used to place the Nasher coat in the contexts of Amazonian and Peruvian featherwork. Though this thesis ultimately will not be able to offer a firm identification of the coat, it will both critically engage Western concepts of indigeneity and suggest directions for further study.
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  • "... in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in the Department of Art History."
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  • Douglas, Eduardo
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  • Chapel Hill, NC
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