Curtis, Edward S. (1868-1952)
SOLD Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952) - The Sun Dancer
- Circa: 1907
- Size: 15.75'' x 10.25''
22" x 18" mat size. Plate 83. Published in "The North American (1907-1930) v. 3, The Teton Sioux. The Yanktonai. The Assiniboin." "As they dance, the performers never leave the spot on which they stand, the movement consisting in a slight upward spring from the toes and ball of the foot; legs and body are rigid. Always the right palm is extended to the yellow glaring sun, and their eyes are fixed on its lower rim. The dancer concentrates his mind, his very self, upon the one thing that he desires, whether it be the acquirement of powerful medicine or only success in the next conflict with the enemy." - Edward S. Curtis. Acquired from a private collection in Arizona. The owner purchased this in the 1990s.