Object photography

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Object description

  • Tony Abeyta (DinĂ© (Navajo))
  • Morning Star, 1993
  • Ink on paper
  • New Mexico, United States
  • H: 16 in, W: 11 1/2 in
  • Gift from James and Margie Krebs Collection of Native American Art, 2001
  • E301833




LL plate edge, in graphite '36/50'; LC plate edge, in graphite '[artists signature?]'


This heavily patterned and layered work has multiple layers of images. Using tones of blue ink, the central image is the head of a Katsina doll. The doll wears a feather headpiece above which multiple bubbles are transposed. A large diamond shape is superimposed at the center of the Katsina's face, starting just above the mouth, and extending to all sides of the face. At the center of the diamond is a starburst form. Below the head, a group of circular, fan burst shapes fills the entire bottom of the image, along with triangular shapes along the bottom edge. A few small bubbles are also printed outside of the print plane.


Tony Abeyta