MS 4950 Mary Wright Gill watercolor of a Hopi altar

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4950
Creators:
Gill, Mary W.
Dates:
circa 1901
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Drawing
watercolor
image 8 x 5.5 inches on 10.5 x 8 inch board.
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection is comprised of one watercolor drawing (approximately 8 x 5.5 inches) by Mary Wright Gill, circa 1901, which depicts a Hopi altar. A caption reading "Owakülti Sitchomovi" has been added to the drawing in J. Walter Fewkes' handwriting. The drawing was done from a photograph held in the National Anthropological Archives' collection from the Bureau of American Ethnology.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Mary Wright Gill (1867-1929) was a painter and illustrator who traveled and sketched extensively in Indian Territory with her husband, De Lancey Walker Gill, who was employed as an artist for the Bureau of Ethnology for a number of years.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 4950

Bibliography
Bibliography
Reproduced in J. Walter Fewkes, "The Owakülti Altar at Sichomovi Pueblo," American Anthropologist, 3:2, 1901. Plate IV with the caption "Owakülti Altar at Sichomovi."

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 4950, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Other Archival Materials
Other Archival Materials
The National Anthropological Archives holds the photograph from which this drawing was undertaken. Please see negative # 1820-b from the Bureau of American Ethnology collection.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Altars Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hopi Indians -- Religion Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Sichomovi Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hopi Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa/