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Mesinkhelikan, the Wooden Face, Is Master of All Wild Things, from the series Legends of the Lenape Indians

ca. 1966 Robert Riggs Born: Decatur, Illinois 1896 Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1970 graphite and scratchwork on prepared paperboard sheet: 21 7/8 x 27 3/4 in. (55.5 x 70.4 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Philip Desind 1986.91.9 Not currently on view


Keywords

Animal - bird - owl

Ethnic - Indian - Lenape

Figure male

Landscape - celestial - moon

Landscape - time - night

Mythology - other - American Indian

drawing

pencil - graphite

paperboard - prepared paperboard - ross board

About Robert Riggs

Born: Decatur, Illinois 1896 Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1970

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