Doll representing an Isleta Pueblo Woman

Mercedes Abeita, Santa Isleta Pueblo / American, 1915 - 1978
Isleta Pueblo (Sieh-Wibag)



Paper mache face, wool, cotton cloth, satin, lace, imitation pearls, plastic beads, metal cylinder beads, glass trade beads, buckskin, paint, felt, silver buttons, yarn and eyelet

Overall: 17 3/4 × 9 5/8 × 2 15/16 in. (45.1 × 24.4 × 7.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: The Wellington Indian Doll Collection Gift of Barbara Wellington Wells



Place Made: Iselta Day School, Isleta Pueblo, United States, North America


20th century

Object Name

Recreational Artifacts: Toy, Doll

Research Area

Native American

Native American: Southwest

Not on view

Exhibition History

Braves and Dolls: American Indian Costume in Miniature Dartmouth College Museum, Wilson Hall, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1969.

Fall Exhibit [Blue ribbon winner], Isleta Day School, Isleta, New Mexico, 1953.

Historical Society of Montana, Helena, Montana, 1955.

Montana Club

Northern Montana College, Havre, Montana, 1954.


Mercedes Abeita [fifth grade], Isleta Day School, Isleta, New Mexico; sold to J. W. "Duke" Wellington (1896-1987), December 7, 1953 [sale arranged by Mrs. Katherine Miller, Isleta Day School]; given to his daughter, Barbara Joan Wellington Wells, Barre, Vermont; given to present collection, 1987.

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