Mayan Queen lithograph

Mayan Queen (full screen view)

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Creator Dehn, Adolf (1895-1968)

Title Mayan Queen

Date 1961

Format ink, 27 3/4 x 21 1/4 inches

Type lithography


The composition is a portrait of a woman's head in profile with her face looking to the left. The woman has shoulder length black hair that crowns the top of her head and curls outward at the end. The woman has dark black skin-tone that is punctuated with an almond-shaped eye that has light reflecting on the top and bottom of the iris and a toothy white grin framed with pink lips. She has a very prominent elongated nose. The woman is wearing light colored clothing that appears to be draped around her neck creating folds of fabric. The ambiguous background has is a sponge-like texture made up of orange, black and gray.

Subject Portraits

Contributor Gift of Mrs. Virginia Dehn


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Identifier 2013.0.278

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Mayan Queen lithograph