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portrait of unknown female
  • Orval Hixon
    1884–1982
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • portrait of unknown female, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 30.5 x 25 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 12 x 9 13/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0460
Description

Black-and-white, hip-length portrait of a woman in three-quarters view, turned toward the left side of the image and gazing toward the viewer. She is holding a small, dark bowl in her hands, across her proper right shoulder. There is a dark scarf wrapped tightly around her head and she is wearing a long, dangling earring on her left ear. She is wearing a waist-length, single-strand pearl necklace and a shorter, dark beaded necklace with multiple strands. She is wearing beaded bracelets on both of her wrists and a floral patterned top that is hip-length, with two thin straps over the shoulders and tassels around the bottom.