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Eagle Dance
  • Santiago Crispin
    active: United States
  • Eagle Dance, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • watercolor
  • Object Height/Width: 22.5 x 44 cm
    Object Height/Width: 8 7/8 x 17 5/16 in
  • Gift from the estate of Gertrude W. Green
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7757

The three men are in active poses. The facing left man is wearing a feather headdress and carrying a yellow shield. His body appears to be painted black. The center man and facing right man are both dressed as eagles with white feathers with yellow beaks on their heads and feathers down their arms and fans of feathers for their tails. They are kneeling, facing each other.