Details

Title

I Have A Ride At Last

Artist/Maker

Nellie Mae Rowe (American, 1900–1982)

Date

1982

Medium

Crayon and marker on paper

Dimensions

Image/Sight: 19 x 24 inches (48.3 cm x 61 cm) Framed/Mounted: 17 1/4 x 21 1/4 x 1 1/4 inches (43.8 cm x 54 cm x 3.2 cm)

Credit

Purchase with Folk Art Acquisition Fund

Accession #

2003.99

On View

Currently not on view

Dogs frequently appear 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 interest in the spirit world could have informed her awareness of the dog’s role as a spiritual mediator in ancient Egyptian culture.

Image Copyright

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