Wall ornament based on Hopi Kachina doll for the dining car of the Santa Fe Railroad's passenger train, "The Super Chief"

 
Wall ornament based on Hopi Kachina doll for the dining car of the Santa Fe Railroad's passenger train, "The Super Chief"
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  • Title :     Wall ornament based on Hopi Kachina doll for the dining car of the Santa Fe Railroad's passenger train, "The Super Chief"
  • Artist:     Paul Cret Designer John Haberson Designer Santa Fe Railroad Other relation
  • Accession:     TD1994.19.2
  • Country:     United States Santa Fe New Mexico
  • Date:     circa 1940
  • Dimensions:     Inches 28 21-3/8 1-7/8, Centimeters 71.1 54.3 4.8
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Decorative Arts and Furniture
  • Collection Theme:     Travel, Transportation, and Tourism
  • Subject:     Native American , Railroads , Metal/Metal Design
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     TD1994.19.2.JPG
  • Tags:     Travel, Transportation, and Tourism~Decorative Arts and Furniture
Description:
Wall ornament from Santa Fe Railroad dining car resembling a Hopi Indian kachina doll; pale blue, maroon and tan painted cast aluminum openwork ornament depicting possibly the Hopi Indian Spirit "Rain"; metal wire and hardware on reverse for mounting.