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MIGUEL COVARRUBIAS (1904-1957) "Idolo Maya." Pen and ink on paper. 247x175 mm; 9x7 inches. Initialed "MC" in red pencil, lower right corner; titled in pencil on verso.
Throughout his career, Covarrubias maintained a scholarly interest in underrepresented and marginalized cultures, choosing to illustrate works about Harlem (where he lived in the 1920s and `30s) and its renaissance, Bali, and Mexico's Isthmus of Tehuantepec, among others.