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Yeibechai Dancer of Winter Ceremony
  • Lorene Fragua
  • Yeibechai Dancer of Winter Ceremony, late 1900s–1994
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • wood, sand, pigment
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 31 x 30.5 x 1 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 12 3/16 x 12 x 3/8 in
  • Gift of Carol Chavez
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7024

The square piece of particle board is covered with a light tan sand field. There are two figures depicted.

The figure on the facing left wears a light green ruff at the neck, waist, and around each knee. He wears a grey mask with two stylized feathers in white and black. He holds a grey four-legged animal in his left hand and two light green sticks in his right. He wears long white pants with black detail and red-brown shoes.

The other figure also wears a grey and light green mask with two stylized feathers. He wears a dark blue kilt with white diamonds at the hem line. A yellow and grey animal is worn as a tail. He wears dark blue socks and red-brown shoes.

The brown swaths below indicate ground.