Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small bird figure
  • Pueblo peoples
  • small bird figure, late 1800s–1981
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • deer antler, turquoise, carving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 9 x 1.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 1/2 x 9/16 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1692

The stylized bird figure is carved from a piece of antler. The point of the antler is the beak and the larger part of the antler is the bird's body. The lines indicate feathers. It has inlaid turqoise eyes.