SOLD ~ Ameo'o - Sacred Road Woman, Cheyenne

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SOLD Illuminated by the setting sun and carrying her cottonwood saddle, this Cheyenne woman contemplates the path of her life. It is a story of many roads traveled, most not by choice. The elk teeth adorning her dress signify the wealth and status of her family. Trade with white settlers brings the luxuries of English wool cloth, German silver conchos, brass beads and shells. But those same outsiders also bring loss and sorrow to her once-prosperous people. In the face of adversity, she seeks sacred meaning and a strength of purpose, holding fast to her culture and beliefs. She represents the power of all women who stand firm to protect their family, defying those who would take away her freedom.

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Painted in oils on Belgian linen mounted on Gatorboard panel.
Brushed champagne silver frame. Framed and ready to hang.

Painting size: 44" x 22" (112 cm x 56 cm)
Framed size:  48.75" x 26.75" x 1" (124 cm x 68 cm x 2.5 cm)

Sold by luck of the draw at Quest For The West at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art in Indianapolis, Indiana, September 10, 2022.