One of their Religious men

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

Date Created

ca. 1585

Source

The British Museum

Format

Watercolor on graphite

Physical Dimension

10.25" x 5.875"

Coverage

Virginia, North Carolina, sixteenth century