by Benjamin Harjo Jr.
Delicate and detailed cut paper relief depicting an anthropomorphic shaman figure with the head of a buffalo or steer, body of a man, and the wings and tail of an eagle. An iconic image depicting the supernatural power of the shaman and their interrelationship with animal spirits and the natural world.
Signed in lower right corner.
Titled on lower left.
framed dimensions: 20" wide x 28" high x 2" deep
Very good condition.
Harjo, Jr. is a Seminole-Shawnee artist considered
by many as one of the nationís leading American Indian artists. Harjo
attended the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico and
received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Oklahoma State University in 1974.
His career has spanned more than 30 years, resulting in many prestigious honors
and awards. His work is included in many public and private collections
including the Fred E. Brown Collection at the Oklahoma Museum of Natural
History, the Red Earth Center, the Gilcrease Museum, the Wheelright Museum, and
the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian.
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