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Guanajuato, Mexico
  • Elliott Erwitt
    born 1928
    born: Paris, France
  • Guanajuato, Mexico, 1955
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 20 x 30.4 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 7/8 x 11 15/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1974.0135

Black-and-white image of two figures standing in a hallway that is lined on each side with mummified bodies. The hallway has a domed ceiling, and the two figures are in the center of the image. There is a female figure in the left side of the hallway, speaking with a male figure. She is shorter than the male figure and she has shoulder-length, straight, dark hair. She is wearing a striped shirt and dark pants. She is gesturing toward the mummies along the wall behind her, with her proper right hand. The male figure is wearing a long-sleeved, plaid shirt and light-colored pants. He is pointing toward the wall behind the woman, with his right hand.