Object photography

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Object description

  • Armond Lara (DinĂ© (Navajo) and Mexican, birth 1939)
  • Hopi Harlequin, 1982
  • Ink on paper
  • Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
  • H: 29 3/4 in, W: 22 in (H: 75.6 cm, W: 55.9 cm)
  • Gift of Katrina M. Carye, 2011
  • 2011.29.31


Writting along bottom of printing in pencil: "Hopi Harlequin Armond Lara 40/65 82".


This depicts a standing Hopi Koshare (which translates loosely into English as a sacred clown) with legs crossed and its right hand on its hip. The figure is black with white stripes, and leans on an umbella (with its handle held in left hand), which is open on the ground. The striped Koshare blends in with the black background that also has white stripes. The Koshare has two characteristic horns protruding from its head.


Mr. Armond Lara