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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst


Maker(s):Houser, Allan
Culture:Native American, Chiricahua Apache (1914 – 1994)
Title:The Navajo
Date Made:1985
Place Made:United States; New Mexico; Santa Fe
Measurements:overall: 36 in x 11 in x 15 1/2 in; 91.4 cm x 27.9 cm x 39.4 cm [at base]
Narrative Inscription:  In bronze near bottom work: ALLAN HOUSER / 85 © 9/12
Accession Number:  SC 2014.15
Credit Line:Gift of Adrian Austin Shelby, class of 1955, in gratitude for the education that she, and her granddaughter, Emily Claire Anderson, class of 2014, received at Smith College

This classic Allan Houser sculpture depicts a Navajo woman dressed in a wool shawl or dress with her hair in a bun. The piece demonstrates Houser's melding of Native (specifically, Southwestern) motifs and scenes with a Modernist take. AP2018

women; shawls

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