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Hopi snake dancers
  • G. Wharton James
    1858–1923
    born: Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom ; active: United States
  • Hopi snake dancers, 1896
  • Where object was made: Kykotsmovi (Oraibi), Arizona Territory (present-day Arizona), United States
  • albumen print
  • Object Height/Width: 19.5 x 22 cm
    Object Height/Width: 7 11/16 x 8 11/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7737
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

The black and white image is of a row of eight men dancing. They are bare chested but have streaks of pigment on their chests and large necklaces. There is an audience in the background. The photograph is mounted on grey-green mat board.

The text on the photograph reads:
134:20
The Snake Men-Moki Snake Dance. Orribi. 1896.
Copyright 1896. G. Wharton James.