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The Stoic

Joseph Henry Sharp, The Stoic, 1914, oil on canvas, 52 1/2 x 61 1/2 in. Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Gift of Joseph Henry Sharp, 1917 (395.23P) Photo by Blair Clark

The Stoic

Artist: Joseph Henry Sharp (American, 1859 - 1953)
Date: 1914
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Image: 52 1/2 × 61 1/2 in. (133.4 × 156.2 cm)
Frame: 62 1/2 × 72 1/2 × 3 1/2 in. (158.8 × 184.2 × 8.9 cm)
Classification: Painting
Credit Line: Gift of Joseph Henry Sharp, 1917
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 395.23P
Description
A Sioux performing a rite of self-sacrifice in the Sun Dance; the figure is laboriously walking with the aid of a walking stick; the skin on the figure's back is pierced and attached to four horse heads being drug on the ground.
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