Awa Tsireh / Buffalo Deer Dance / ca. 1930-1940Awa Tsireh
Buffalo Deer Dance
ca. 1930-1940

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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: Buffalo Deer Dance
Title Type: Title
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Creation Start Date: 1930
Creation End Date: 1940
Creation Date: ca. 1930-1940
Object Type: Drawings and Watercolors
Materials and Techniques: ink, watercolor, and pencil on paperboard
Dimensions: sheet: 13 x 28 1/8 in. (33.0 x 71.3 cm.)
Inscriptions: lower right in ink: -Awa Tsireh-back upper left in pencil: 36 + 50 (underlined)backupper left in pencil: Hendersonback upper left in pencil: S F/No 318backing mat versoupper left in pencil: Cbacking mat verso upper left in pencil: SF/No 318 (in a box)
AMICA Contributor: Smithsonian American Art Museum
Owner Location: Washington, DC, USA
ID Number: 1979.144.40
Credit Line: Corbin-Henderson Collection, gift of Alice Rossin
Copyright: Smithsonian American Art Museum
AMICA ID: SAAM.1979.144.40
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: Courtesy of Smithsonian American Art Museum

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