Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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lizard figure
  • Edna Leki
    circa 1924–2003
    active: United States
  • lizard figure, 1900s
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • deer antler, shell, turquoise, coral, stone, leather, feather, carving, incising
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 4.5 x 3 x 27 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 1 3/4 x 1 1/8 x 10 5/8 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1717

The deer antler is carved into a stylized lizard form with legs on the bottom and the head obscured by dark feathers. The details of the face and feet are incised. The feathers, spiral shell, small shell beads, turquoise, and coral shell beads are held on with leather strip wrapped around the antler in the center.