Image Copyright Restricted

The River Man

Native American (Cochiti Pueblo)
1990
Seferina Ortiz (Shaht'ey mitz or A Name For a Lady) (Native American, born in 1931)


Object Place: Cochiti, New Mexico, United States

Dimensions

34.92 x 15.24 cm (13 3/4 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

1990.505

Medium or Technique

Painted earthenware and leather

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Earthenware

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

Signed (script in pen) : "Seferina Ortiz/Cochiti, NM" (proper left foot, bottom), and "400.00" (proper right foot, bottom)

Provenance

Purchased from the artist in 1990.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by the Small Dance Company