One of their Religious men
TitleOne of their Religious men
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.
Date Createdca. 1585
SourceThe British Museum
FormatWatercolor on graphite
Physical Dimension10.25" x 5.875"
CoverageVirginia, North Carolina, sixteenth century
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