Object photography

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Object description

  • Charles Lovato (Kewa (Santo Domingo Pueblo), 1937-1987)
  • Sunrise, 1980s
  • Ink on paper
  • Southwestern United States
  • H: 30 in, W: 18 in (H: 76.2 cm, W: 45.7 cm)
  • Gift of Katrina M. Carye, 2011
  • 2011.29.43


signed at BR "C F Lovato"; written on verso "82-103 / 60/92"


This depicts an abstracted image of two hands; one reaching upward and holding a bowl releasing flames and a bright light with eight beams. The other hand holds a white horn upside down with three birds, possibly turkeys, coming out toward a lush stalk of corn. A stylized human figure, with a large lizard at his feet, stands with his hands outstretched toward the hand with the horn. A large impression of a foot is found between the human figure and the stalk of corn.


Charles F. Lovato