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Maker(s):MacNeil, Hermon Atkins
Culture:American (1866-1947)
Title:Medal: 3rd Issue of the Society of Medalists: Hopi Snake Dance, Prayer for Rain
Date Made:1931
Measurements:Overall: 2 3/4 in x 2 7/8 in x 1/8 in; 7 cm x 7.3 cm x .3 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1964.32.b
Credit Line:Bequest of Albert S. Bard (Class of 1888)
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

OBVERSE: four Hopi Indians dancing two and two; one of each pair with a snake in his mouth, the other warding off the head of the snake of his partner with an eagle feather (the smell frightens the snake.) A fifth figure is picking up a snake from the ground. Signed at right: H. A. MacNeil.
REVERSE: four Indians running to the right with snakes in their hands. Inscription below: PRAYER FOR RAIN

Native American; indigenous people; dancers; snakes; praying; rain

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