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Armadillo
David Alvarez (1953–2010)

Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

Date: c. 1984

Materials: Housepaint on cottonwood

Dimensions: 7 3/4 × 5 3/4 × 18 1/2"

Credit: Gift of Elizabeth Wecter

Accession Number: 1985.20.1

Photo credit: Photographer unidentified

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Armadillo
Date: c. 1984
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Dimensions: 7 3/4 × 5 3/4 × 18 1/2"
Materials: Housepaint on cottonwood
Credit Line: Gift of Elizabeth Wecter
Place/Region: United States, Santa Fe
Description: (including construction) Highly stylized carving of armadillo with long snout and straight tail carved of single piece of wood. Standing on four cylindrical legs ending in pad feet with short wooded toes inserted in tips; painted armored plates with graphic pattern of brown triangles on beige ground in midsection, orange dots on brown ground either end of armor and head. Thick tail with ring-stripes of brown and beige. Head with very long snout points down and R with two hollowed nostrils at blunt end of nose; incised eyes are white circles with black centers, incised mouth. Triangular notch each side of body continues as groove on underside.
Accession Number: 1985.20.1
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