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    Edward S. Curtis Original Portfolio Photogravure "A Coast Pomo Woman" Plate 483 on Japanese Rice Tissue mounted on vellum, copyright 1924. A beautiful original image of 11.5" x 15.25" with the plate number at upper left, title at lower left, and captioned at the bottom "From Copyright Photograph 1924 by E. S. Curtis" and "Photogravure Suffolk Eng. Co. Cambridge, Mass." Matted and custom framed to an overall size of 21.5" x 25.5". The Pomo people lived on the Pacific Coast in the northern San Francisco Bay area and Curtis told their story in Volume 14 of his legendary The North American Indian where he described this woman, "The woman's dice game, kadaii, is very popular. The kadaii, are six half round pieces of willow about eight inches long, all marked alike on the rounded side. These are cast downward and forward upon a piece of deerskin, and one tally stick is gained if they lie evenly divided, while two points are scored if all face one way. No other combinations count. Two women play at this game, with betting on the side by numerous women spectators as well as by the contestants themselves. So long as a player scores, she continues to cast." Excellent condition.

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