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Inscription: Inscribed in ink on mount, recto LL to LR: "Around Moqui Towns. Sacred Rock, Kisi, and Estutas, (From South)"; inscribed in pencil on mount, verso LL: "#1314"
Purchased, Sotheby's lot 64, Graham Nash Collection, 25 April 1990.
A Kisi is a kind of enclosure made of cottonwood boughs and long reeds capable of concealing a man. It is used in the Snake Ceremony of the Hopis. Walpi is a Hopi pueblo cliff dwelling, one of two sites in the 1890s where the sacred snake dance was held. The other pueblo is Otaibi.
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