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dolphin figure
  • Brazil
  • dolphin figure, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Vendaral ?, Brazil
  • wood, gum resin, carving, staining
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 6.5 x 9 x 34.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 2 9/16 x 3 9/16 x 13 9/16 in
  • Gift of Margaret S. Hodges
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6471

The almost cylindrical body has a conical nose and back end before the tail flares. It has very small side flippers. The small round light colored eyes are held in place with resin. It is a red-brown color.