Carreta de Muerte (Death Cart)

  • Horacio Valdez, Carreta de Muerte (Death Cart), 1975, painted cottonwood, hair, and leather, 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

Title
Carreta de Muerte (Death Cart)
Artist
Date
1975
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
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)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment

Mediums
Mediums Description
painted cottonwood, hair, and leather
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – weapon – axe
  • Object – weapon – bow and arrow
  • Architecture – vehicle – cart
  • Figure – fragment – skeleton
Object Number
1997.124.91A-H
Palette
Linked Open Data
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