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Four Navajo Carved Yeibichai Figures

Auction:
2636B
Lot:
310
Sold for:
$5,100$4,250

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2636B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
February 11, 2013 12:00PM

Description:

Four Navajo Carved Yeibichai Figures, Clitso Dedman, including a Talking God, the case mask with corn symbol, surmounted by an eagle feather headdress, two dancers wearing kilts and rectangular female masks, the last wearing a case mask with tubular snout and holding an animal skin in one hand, the sole of each foot inscribed "Clitso," ht. to 11 3/4 in.


Provenance: Corporal Edward Pagel, includes three letters from Clitso Dedman to Pagel concerning these kachinas, all from 1944.
Estimate $2,500-3,500


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Edward Pagel, Corporal, Dedman, Hopi tribe, Kachina, Mask, Native American religion, Navajo people

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