Object photography

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Object description

  • Dennis Hathale (DinĂ© (Navajo))
  • Sand Dune Monster - Day, late 20th century
  • Acrylic and mixed media on linen
  • New Mexico, United States
  • H: 22 1/2 in, W: 31 5/8 in
  • Gift of James and Margie Krebs, 2008
  • E303932


A figure stands in the foreground, with both arms extended upwards and stretched to the left. Above the figure, a rainbow of red, white, orange, and light and dark blue, arches across the sky. Two white cross shapes hover above the arms. The figure has a sand-colored body which is outlined entirely with red. White lines are used to depict fingers. It wears a light blue, multi-strand necklace and matching long blue earrings in each ear. The figure stands in front of a white, mountainous landscape. The sky is also a sand color. The entire image is outlined in red.


Peabody Essex Museum