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sand painting depicting Rainbow
  • S. Vailey
  • sand painting depicting Rainbow, latest year 1994
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • particle board, sand, pigment
  • Object Height/Width: 30.5 x 15 cm
    Object Height/Width: 12 x 5 7/8 in
  • Gift of Carol Chavez
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7743

Rectangular particle board covered with sand. Light brown field. Single figure with a curved body. Figure has a rectangular white head with black slits for eyes and mouth. Three stylized feathers on head with a waving light brown line from head downward. Brown torso and arms. Arms raised to one side, one holds a rattle and the other three pronged object. An orange string with a stylized feather at the end dangles from the lower arm. The figure wears a black and white mottled kilt with three white circles and an orange sash. It has brown legs with black detail.