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Dance of the Half Moon
  • Carlos Mérida
    born: Guatemala City, Guatemala ; died: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Dance of the Half Moon, copyright 1932
  • Where object was made: Guatemala
  • color lithograph
  • Paper Type: cream colored paper
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 359 x 272 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 1/8 x 10 11/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 428 x 317 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 16 7/8 x 12 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Transfer from Library
  • Not on display
  • 1987.0243

Two dancers in 3/4 view on a light background; figures are faceless and surrounded by a gray area; dancers wear headdresses that resemble bulls' horns, or sickle moons. This, in combination with their flowing gowns and scimitars, presents a middle-Eastern appearance.