Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Healing People
  • Harry Begay
    active: United States
  • Healing People, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • sand, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 33 x 18.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 13 x 7 1/4 in
  • Gift from the estate of Gene and Shirley Thomas
  • Not on display
  • 2010.0302

Single human figure with arms bent and raised. It has a very narrow and elongated torso. The head is light brown, the body and legs yellow, the hand and feet red-orange. It has a yellow feather on head, green and red-orange striped neck. Black triangles on shoulder and black "X" below. Brown zigzags across arms and diagonal brown lines on torso. Stright yellow and red-orange lines from elbos and jagged red-orange lines from armpits, each with a black triangle. Figure wears a blue skirt with red-orange detail, a redorange and black striped apron-like object to the facing right, attached by white lines. Black detail on legs annd brown zigzags.

Natural colored field.

Currently in a dark brown wooden frame with black detail.