Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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portrait of Tahnipah
  • Nils Hogner
  • portrait of Tahnipah, latest year 1929
  • Where object was made: United States
  • oil, canvas
  • Old Dimensions: L44.5 W39
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7744
Description

The portrait is of a Navajo woman identified as Tahnipah. Her black hair is bundled at the nape of her neck. She wears a turquoise earring in her proper right ear. Her collared shirt is black and a multicolored shawl wraps her shoulders. She is wearing several necklaces made of what appears to be turquoise or other types of stones or beads.