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Death Cart

1986 Luis Tapia Born: Santa Fe, New Mexico 1950 carved aspen with mica, human hair and teeth, and pony tail holder 51 1/4 x 32 1/4 x 54 in. (130.2 x 81.0 x 137.2 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase made possible by Mrs. Albert G. Brackett, John Watts De Peyster, and Mrs. Herbert Campbell 1990.18 Not currently on view


Architecture - vehicle - cart

Figure - fragment - skeleton

State of being - death


folk art

animal parts - hair

animal parts - tooth


stone - mica

wood - aspen