Object photography

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Object description

  • Joe Ben Jr. (DinĂ© (Navajo), birth 1958)
  • Song PM, 1980s
  • Sand, board
  • Southwestern United States
  • H: 13 in, W: 13 in, D: 1/4 in (H: 33.0 cm, W: 33.0 cm, D: .6 cm)
  • Gift of Katrina M. Carye, 2011
  • 2011.29.4




Signed BR "Ben" in red paint.


This is a contemporary sandpainting in the shape of a triangle. The top of the triangle is painted in black. There are several horizontal bands that extend downwards to the bottom of the triangle. These bands are segmented into different designs, colors, and patterns. Overlaying these horizontal bands is an arched triangular-like shaped design, that has an intricately decorated border. Inside are many painted, multicolored motifs, including mountains, geometric shapes, and bifurcated lightening ending in crosses.


Joe Ben, Jr.