20 October 2003
EDWARD S. CURTIS
An Oasis in the Badlands - Sioux (Chief Red Hawk)
Orotone. 1906. Signed and copyright insignia in the image.
8 x 10in. (20.3 x 25.4cm.) In an original Curtis Studo frame.
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See: Curtis, The North American Indian, Portfolio III, pl. 80; and Cardozo, Sacred Legacy, p. 54.
With her high-piled ringlets, gold earrings and heavy black kohl, the woman portrayed in this funerary painting offers a glimpse of life almost 2,000 years ago
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