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Carreta de Muerte (Death Cart)

1975 Horacio Valdez Born: Dixon, New Mexico 1929 Died: Apodaca, New Mexico 1992 painted cottonwood, hair, and leather Overall: 55 1/2 x 51 7/8 x 32 3/4 in. (141.0 x 131.8 x 83.2 cm) A (cart): 38 7/8 x 51 7/8 x 32 3/4 in. (98.7 x 131.8 x 83.2 cm) B (yoke): 12 x 7 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. (30.5 x 19.9 x 19.9 cm) C (skeleton, seated): 31 1/2 x 24 x 12 1/2 in. (80.0 x 61.0 x 31.8 cm) D (bow): 21 1/4 x 9 x 1/2 in. (54.1 x 22.9 x 1.3 cm) E (arrow): 16 1/2 x 1/4 in. (41.9 x .6 cm) diam. F (pick): 13 3/4 x 7 1/8 x 1 3/8 in. (34.8 x 18.1 x 3.5 cm) G (axe): 15 3/8 x 4 7/8 x 1 1/8 in. (39.1 x 12.4 x 2.7 cm) H (seat): 27 1/8 x 18 1/8 x 6 3/4 in. (69.0 x 45.9 x 17.2 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment 1997.124.91A-H Not currently on view


Keywords

Architecture - vehicle - cart

Figure - fragment - skeleton

Object - weapon - axe

Object - weapon - bow and arrow

sculpture

folk art

animal parts - hair

animal parts - leather

wood - cottonwood

About Horacio Valdez

Born: Dixon, New Mexico 1929 Died: Apodaca, New Mexico 1992

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