Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small bear figure
  • unknown A:shiwi (Zuñi) maker
  • small bear figure, late 1800s–1981
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • stone, turquoise, string, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 2.5 x 1.5 x 5.5 cm length is nose to tail
    Object Height/Width/Length: 1 x 9/16 x 2 1/8 in length is nose to tail
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1690

The small brown figure, probably a bear, has a turquoise piece tied to its back with string. It has short legs, a short tail, and small ears. It has inlaid turquoise for the eyes.