Portrait of Dance of the Rain Gods

Portrait of Dance of the Rain Gods
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17648
Building: 
Current Location: 
Storage Room 303
Floor: 
Lower Level/Vault
Object Description
Artist: 
Artist Dates: 
1884-1982
Artist Nationality: 
American
Object Type: 
Details: 
A sepia toned photograph of Dance of the Rain Gods.
Framed: 
No
Length: 
13 inches
Width: 
0 inches
Height: 
19 inches
Description: 

This portrait features a full length solitary figure with arms extended in the act of worshipful reverence. This unknown person appears mostly nude with the exception that she wears a full feather headdress, long plumed boa, sparkling beaded arm and leg bands, and sandals. The figure takes a confident step forward, with her chin tilted up, generating a seductive atmosphere. The background is completely dark, allowing the lighting to accentuate the pose of the individual. The print appears chemically altered to emphasize the ornamentation the figures is adorned with. The bottom right of the portrait is faintly signed "Hixon-Connelly ".

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes