Awa Tsireh / Navajo Yebijhi Dancer / ca. 1917-1919Awa Tsireh
Navajo Yebijhi Dancer
ca. 1917-1919

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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: Navajo Yebijhi Dancer
Title Type: Title
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Creation Start Date: 1917
Creation End Date: 1919
Creation Date: ca. 1917-1919
Object Type: Drawings and Watercolors
Materials and Techniques: watercolor and pencil on paperboard
Dimensions: sheet: 11 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. (29.1 x 20.8 cm.)
Inscriptions: lower right in pencil: 12back upper left in ink: A Navaho-/by Awa-Tsireh-back upperleft in pencil: 12 (in a circle)backing mat verso upper left in ballpoint pen and ink: ANavaho/Awa tsireh
AMICA Contributor: Smithsonian American Art Museum
Owner Location: Washington, DC, USA
ID Number: 1979.144.11
Credit Line: Corbin-Henderson Collection, gift of Alice H. Rossin
Copyright: Smithsonian American Art Museum
AMICA ID: SAAM.1979.144.11
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: Courtesy of Smithsonian American Art Museum

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