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Highly conventionalized Avanyu, or Plumed Serpent
  • Richard Martinez, artist
    1904–1987, active 1920–1970
    born: San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico Territory (present-day New Mexico), United States
    C. Szwedzicki, publisher
    active 1929–1952
    active: France
  • Highly conventionalized Avanyu, or Plumed Serpent, 1932
  • Pueblo Indian Painting Portfolio, Plate 26
  • Where object was made: San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico, United States
  • pochoir
  • Paper Type: gray-brown
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 360 x 400 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 1/8 x 15 3/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 376 x 488 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 3/4 x 19 3/16 in
  • Transfer from Library
  • Not on display
  • 1987.0234

The circular abstract form continues into animal iconography. There is a central circle with a half circle attached in the top right corner. There is a blue line along the bottom half.