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Portrait of Zoe Barnett
  • Orval Hixon
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Portrait of Zoe Barnett, 1920
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 33 x 24.8 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 x 9 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0325

Black-and-white, waist-length portrait of a woman facing frontally, holding a dark-colored, bust-length sculpture with both hands. She is standing in front of a dark background and wearing a tightly wrapped, light-colored, satin scarf around her head. There is a medallion, partially visible, wrapped into the scarf, on her forehead. The woman's eyes are closed and she is wearing metal hoop earrings. She is wearing a dark, strapless shirt and holding the sculpture in front of her chest. The sculpture is simple in design, of a woman with closed eyes.