K. Lee Manuel (American, 1936 - 2003)
Protectors of the Sacred Objects of Sirius
22 x 21 x 2 in. (55.9 x 53.3 x 5.1 cm)
Medium: Goose feathers, lambsuede, paint; painted, assembled
Credit Line: Gift of Paul Wittenborn, 1992
Object number: 1992.43
Not on View
DescriptionThis collar is composed of several layers of feathers. They are meticulously aligned in a circle, with a braided cord to hold them together. One row of feathers is painted very precisely with colorful images of Japanesque warriors and fantastic beasts. Below the painted feathers are undecorated plumes.