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Drawing relating to the "American Indian" series of designs

Pueblo masks and Hopi drum

about 1927
Designed by Walter Mitschke (American (born in Germany), 1886–1972)

Object Place: New York, New York, United States


Height x width: 22 7/16 x 16 1/8 in. (57 x 41 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hand drawn pencil on paper, painted in gouache and mounted on board.

Not On View





Research drawings.
Items relate to Pueblo and Hopi indian patterns.

Pencil notation:
Upper left corner: “Ceremonial Masks, Pueblo (12 masks)
Lower right corner: “Hopi Tom-tom” (1 drum)


Ex-collection Walter Mitschke, New York; by descent to Ethel B. Adams Waldorf; between 1985-90, gift of Waldorf to her neice Joan Brancale, Hingham, MA; gift of Brancale to the MFA (Accession date: December 31, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Robert and Joan Brancale