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Whirling Rainbows sand painting
  • unknown Diné (Navajo) maker
  • Whirling Rainbows sand painting, late 1900s
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • wood, sand, pigment
  • Object Height/Width: 17.5 x 17.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 6 7/8 x 6 7/8 in
  • Gift of Dr. Lucy J. McAllister
  • Not on display
  • C2017.035

Square painting made from ground sand and pigments and adhered to a wooden base. The front is decorated with swirling rainbows in a rounded cross shape and with a plant in between each arm of the cross.