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I Have A Ride At Last

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I Have A Ride At Last

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Nellie Mae Rowe
American, 1900–1982

Date

1982

Medium

Crayon and marker on paper

Accession #

2003.99

Dimensions

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Location

Currently Not on View

Description

Dogs appear with frequency in Nellie Mae Rowe’s art. Some have noted the similarity between the dog in this work, with its full headdress, and Anubis the Egyptian God of the afterlife who was part canine, part man. An Egyptian motif recurs in the small figure who wears what looks like a Pharaonic headdress to the right of the central dog. Rowe’s awareness of the dog’s role as a spiritual mediator in ancient Egyptian culture could have been learned through her interest in the spirit world.

Credit

Purchase with Folk Art Acquisition Fund

Image Copyright

© Estate of Nellie Mae Rowe/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.