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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
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • watercolor, gouache
  • Object Height/Width: 25 x 30.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 9 13/16 x 12 in
  • Gift from the estate of Gertrude W. Green
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7762

The three people are wearing furry black headdresses with buffalo horns and are in various dance poses. The outside figures' chests are painted black and they wear white kilts. The central figure wears a pink and yellow dress.