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sand painting depicting a Yei
  • Wilson Price
  • sand painting depicting a Yei, late 1800s–1981
  • Where object was made: Arizona or New Mexico, United States
  • sand, pigment, wood
  • Object Height/Width: 30 x 15 cm
    Object Height/Width: 11 3/4 x 5 7/8 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5820

Rectangular panel. Depiction of an elongated human-like figure. Light brown field. The figure has his arms spread to the side. One feather on top of his square head and light blue earrings. Red-brown body, neck, arms and legs. White hands and light brown face. Vertical white lines under each wrist and elbow. Light blue skirt with orange and brown outline. White feather at either side of hem. Sash outlined in black extends to the proper right side of body. Diamond in white, brown and black with small feathers below hangs from sash. Light blue feed and white points under feet.