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CAS Anthropology Collections Database

Catalog Number

CAS 2007-0004-0001   CAS 2007-0004-0001; Figurine
Category Carvings
Object Name Figurine
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona
County Apache
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation area
Maker's Name Clitso Dedman (ca. 1875-1953), probably
Date of Manufacture ca. 1940
Collection Name N/A
Materials Wood; Paint; Cotton string
Description 3-dimensional figure carved from a single piece of wood, depicting a standing Navajo man, wearing black boots, black pants, black shirt, red tie, and short-waisted tan jacket; Pair of dark brown chaps are worn over his pants, fully covering his legs and cinched around his waist; Figure’s black hair is neatly combed and he sports a thin mustache; Figure holds a “lariat” (actually a length of cotton string) folded into several loops in both his hands. No signature is visible.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 19.7, Width = 8.0, Depth = 3.9