Lithograph of antlers and weapons

Lithograph of antlers and weapons
Accession number: 
Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

Lithograph produced in Berlin by Hermann Delius showing line illustrations of reindeer antlers, Saami weapons and weapons from Dalarna (historically Dalecarlia), captioned ‘1. Renntheirhörner. 2. Lappische Waffen. 3. Dalecarlische Waffen’.

Lithographer: Hermann Delius
Date of publication: 1841
Continent: Europe
Geographical area: Northern Europe
Country: Sweden | Germany
Region/Place: Dalarna
Cultural group: European Saami
Format: Lithograph
Size: 346 x 542 mm
Acquisition: Joan Evans. Donated August 1941


Primary documentation: ‘[p.588] Dr. JOAN EVANS, from the property of the late SIR ARTHUR EVANS, Youlbury, Boars Hill, Oxford. [List of items follows]’; ‘[p.590] 17 prints, Lapps & scenery. (Lith. Anst. v. H. Delius in Berlin)’: Pitt Rivers Museum accession records (Donations X, 1937–1941), pp.588, 590. Notes on print: ‘1. Renntheirhörner. 2. Lappische Waffen. 3. Dalecarlische Waffen’ (caption printed below image); ‘3’ (printed above image); ‘Lith. Anst. v. H. Delius, in Berlin’ (printed below image, identifying the maker as lithographer Hermann Delius).

Research notes: It has been established by Philip Grover that this lithograph was one of twenty published to accompany a book by Daniel von Hogguér, Reise nach Lappland und dem nördlichen Schweden (Berlin, 1841), an account of a journey to the Pite River valley (historically Piteå Lappmark) made by the author in 1828.