The Trail of Painted Ponies-The Magician
Trail of Painted Ponies "The Magician," 3E/9,186.
In certain Plains Indian tribes, there was a special tribal figure who spoke to and for the horses. He was believed to possess supernatural powers and called The Magician. As rendered by Taos artist Andersen Kee, who was born on the Navajo Reservation and whose mother was a weaver and father a silversmith, The Magician is releasing a herd of multi-colored spirit Ponies from the inside of his elkskin robe and then gathering them on the backside.
Item #: 12222
Release Date: Winter 2006
Artist: Anderson Kee
Size: 7" Tall
Retired: January 2009
Last Number at Retirement: 4E/9055