Object photography

View of the artwork on display in 'Intersections: Native American Art in a New Light'; Peabody Essex Museum; 2006 through 2012.
View of the artwork on display in 'Intersections: Native American Art in a New Light'; Peabody Essex Museum; 2006 through 2012.
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Object description

  • Nathan Begaye (Hopi and DinĂ© (Navajo), 1958-2010)
  • Sorrow, Half Breed , 2005
  • Clay, paint, plastic
  • Southwestern United States
  • H: 8 in, W: 6 in, D: 3 in (H: 20.3 cm, W: 15.2 cm, D: 7.6 cm)
  • Gift of James and Margie Krebs, 2008
  • E303667

INSCRIPTION

Inscribed, on back side, in ink, "#18 Sorrow Halh Breed, Nathan B. Hopi Navajo, 6/20/05."

DESCRIPTION

This is a clay mask depicting a man's face. The lips, painted red, are closed and pursed. The eyes and facial expression seem to be full of sorrow (alluding to the title, perhaps). There is a small glass or plastic bead attached to a braided piece of twine at either side of the head, on level with the eyes - they could be tears. The slip on the clay is white-ish and gives the mask the appearance of being pale.

Exhibition History

  • Intersections, Native American Art in a New Light, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA.; June 24, 2006 through November 27, 2011

COPYRIGHT HOLDER

Lee Begaye, Jr.