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Maker(s):Houser, Allan
Culture:Native American, Chiricahua Apache (1914 – 1994)
Title:The Navajo
Date Made:1985
Type:Sculpture
Materials:bronze
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
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Description:
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

Tags:
women; shawls

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