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1945

  • Work on this object began.

1950

  • Work on this object ended.

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  • We acquired this object.

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Drawing, Study of a Yalaltec Head Covering

This is a drawing. It was designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer. It is dated 1945–1950 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is graphite, brush and gouache on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Edward McKnight Kauffer. It is credited Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer.

Its dimensions are

27.8 × 22.5 cm (10 15/16 × 8 7/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, at upper right: Yalaltecs / State of Oaxaca [underlined]

Cite this object as

Drawing, Study of a Yalaltec Head Covering; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); USA; graphite, brush and gouache on paper; 27.8 × 22.5 cm (10 15/16 × 8 7/8 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-940

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