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Catalog Number 2009.06.01
Object Name Mural
Description This mural is a landscape with two Native American women. The one on the left, is wearing a traditional buckskin worn by Comanche women; The woman on the right end is wearing a cloth dress with stars on the apron. There are two horses, one yellow and one red. In the background there are five birds flying in the blue sky with pink clouds. There is one crow and three red-winged blackbirds. In addition, there is a white bird flapping upward toward the sky. On the ground. there is a turtle with whirl designs on its shell. Six prairie dogs, one buck and one doe with a little fawn in front of the two deer are depicted. There are five tipis; three together in one group at the middle and to the left, two tipis stand together. In the foreground there is a fox hiding in the bushes, a rattlesnake, two bunnies and a diverse collection of wild plants. There is also a prairie dog and an adult quail with three babies quail following behind her.
The mountains in the background are colored dark blue mixed with light blue and purple. The field is made up of different shades of green with brown for dirt with speckles of dark green on top of light green. Painted bead work is on each side border.
Date 2009
Artist Cynthia Clay
Collection Comanche Nation College
Search Terms C
A Beautiful Life
Cynthia Clay
Prairie Dog
Red-winged blackbird
Title "A Beautiful Life"
Height (in) 651
Width (in) 2496
Inscription Text Cynthia Clay 2009
Inscription Location Right Lower Wall
Received as Purchase
Notes "A Beautiful Life" - Our stories depict the values of Comanche life as throughout cultural Comanche stories.