Awa Tsireh / Black Mountain Lion and Black Fox / ca. 1925-1930Awa Tsireh
Black Mountain Lion and Black Fox
ca. 1925-1930

View Larger Image

View Full Catalog Record Below

This image is one of over 108,000 from the AMICA Library (formerly The Art Museum Image Consortium Library- The AMICO Library™), a growing online collection of high-quality, digital art images from over 20 museums around the world. offers subscriptions to this collection, the finest art image database available on the internet. EVERY image has full curatorial text and can be studied in depth by zooming into the smallest details from within the Image Workspace.
Preview the AMICA Library™ Public Collection in Luna Browser Now

  • Cultures and time periods represented range from contemporary art, to ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works.
  • Types of works include paintings, drawings, watercolors, sculptures, costumes, jewelry, furniture, prints, photographs, textiles, decorative art, books and manuscripts.

Gain access to this incredible resource through either a monthly or a yearly subscription and search the entire collection from your desktop, compare multiple images side by side and zoom into the minute details of the images. Visit for more information on the collection, click on the link below the revolving thumbnail to the right, or email us at .

Creator Name: Tsireh, Awa
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: ca 1895-ca. 1955
Biography: Member of both Navajo and San ildefonso tribal groups. Self-taught. Additional artists in the family includehis mother Alfoncita Roybal, aunt TonitaRoybal, uncle Crecencio Martinez, uncle Juan and sister Santana Martinez(the daughter-in-law of Julian Martinez head of another artistic family). Was the leader of the San Ildefonsoartists.
Creator Name-CRT: Awa Tsireh
Title: Black Mountain Lion and Black Fox
Title Type: Title
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1925
Creation End Date: 1930
Creation Date: ca. 1925-1930
Object Type: Drawings and Watercolors
Materials and Techniques: watercolor, ink, and pencil on paper
Dimensions: sheet: 11 1/4 x 14 1/4 in. (28.5 x 36.2 cm.)
Inscriptions: lower right in ink: Awa Tsireh.back upper right in pencil: I-71 (written in a box)back center left in pencil: 204/10 (written upside down)backing mat upper left inpencil: I-71 (written in a box)
AMICA Contributor: Smithsonian American Art Museum
Owner Location: Washington, DC, USA
ID Number: 1979.144.48
Credit Line: Corbin-Henderson Collection, gift of Alice H. Rossin
Copyright: Smithsonian American Art Museum
AMICA ID: SAAM.1979.144.48
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights: Courtesy of Smithsonian American Art Museum

AMICA PUBLIC RIGHTS: a) Access to the materials is granted for personal and non-commercial use. b) A full educational license for non-commercial use is available from Cartography Associates at c) Licensed users may continue their examination of additional materials provided by Cartography Associates, and d) commercial rights are available from the rights holder.

Home | Subscribe | Preview | Benefits | About | Help | Contact
Copyright © 2007 Cartography Associates.
All rights reserved.