Image Copyright Restricted
The River Man
Native American (Cochiti Pueblo)
Seferina Ortiz (Shaht'ey mitz or A Name For a Lady) (Native American, born in 1931)
Object Place: Cochiti, New Mexico, United States
34.92 x 15.24 cm (13 3/4 x 6 in.)
Medium or Technique
Painted earthenware and leather
Not On View
Hollow standing figure, arms bowed at sides, masked head with center comb and enlarged ears, head straight-forward with opened mouth. Mark and garb, white slip with black detail and cross; boots, black slip; red slip detail on face and hem. Holding wooden stick with leather strap, proper right hand. Copyright restriction. No photography - publishing limitations.
Signed (script in pen) : "Seferina Ortiz/Cochiti, NM" (proper left foot, bottom), and "400.00" (proper right foot, bottom)
Purchased from the artist in 1990.
Museum purchase with funds donated by the Small Dance Company