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Pearl Magley
  • Orval Hixon
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Pearl Magley, 1920
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 35.3 x 28 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 7/8 x 11 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0398
Label Text

Black-and-white image of a woman in full-length, who is standing next to a small Asian sculpture on a table, which is in the right side of the image. She is wearing East Asian clothing, and standing in front of a dark background. She is facing the viewer and her head is tilted back, the right side of her face covered in shadows. She has short, dark hair and there is a small, white floral decoration on the left side of her head. Both of her arms are stretched out away from her body, and she is wearing a knee-length, dark silk robe with light-colored floral designs and thick borders around the bottom and ends of the sleeves. She is wearing dark pants of the same material, and she is wearing dark, flat shoes with small, light-colored designs on the sides.