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Buffalo dance
  • Richard Martinez
    1904–1987, active 1920–1970
    born: San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico Territory (present-day New Mexico), United States
  • Buffalo dance, 1920–1950
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • watercolor, gouache
  • Object Height/Width: 20 x 32.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 7 7/8 x 12 13/16 in
  • Gift from the estate of Gertrude W. Green
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7758

The five men are in dancing poses. The three larger figures are standing and leaning slightly forward. They are wearing black headdresses with buffalo horns over their attire. The two smaller figures are leaning forward, dressed as deer. Each wears a yellow outfit with white legs and a smaller headdress with horns.