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MS 4950 Mary Wright Gill watercolor of a Hopi altar

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Creator:
Gill, Mary W.  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (watercolor, image 8 x 5.5 inches on 10.5 x 8 inch board.)
Culture:
Sichomovi  Search this
Hopi Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Watercolors
Date:
circa 1901
Scope and Contents:
This collection is comprised of one watercolor drawing (approximately 8 x 5.5 inches) by Mary Wright Gill, circa 1901, which depicts a Hopi altar. A caption reading "Owak├╝lti Sitchomovi" has been added to the drawing in J. Walter Fewkes' handwriting. The drawing was done from a photograph held in the National Anthropological Archives' collection from the Bureau of American Ethnology.
Biographical / Historical:
Mary Wright Gill (1867-1929) was a painter and illustrator who traveled and sketched extensively in Indian Territory with her husband, De Lancey Walker Gill, who was employed as an artist for the Bureau of Ethnology for a number of years.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4950
Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds the photograph from which this drawing was undertaken. Please see negative # 1820-b from the Bureau of American Ethnology collection.
Topic:
Altars  Search this
Hopi Indians -- Religion  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Watercolors
Citation:
Manuscript 4950, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.MS4950
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4950