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A Nine Day Healing Ceremony
  • Daniel Lee
  • A Nine Day Healing Ceremony, late 1900s–1994
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • wood, sand, pigment
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 33.5 x 33.5 x 1 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 13 3/16 x 13 3/16 x 3/8 in
  • Gift of Carol Chavez
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7025

The square sand painting is on a piece of particle board. It has a light tan field with a center figure dancing, his right leg and arm raised. He wears a light blue-green mask with a red nose and stylized feathers on top in light blue-green, red, and white. He wears a pink long-sleeved shirt and a green ruff around his neck, each bicep, and each knee. His raised right hand holds a grey four-legged animal with a fluffy white tail and his left hand holds a bunch of greenery. He wears a yellow and brown animal as a tail, long brown trousers, and red-brown shoes. There are two white clouds and two rock formations behind him along with two small white and grey plants at the bottom front.