Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small carved animal figure
  • Zuñi peoples
  • small carved animal figure, mid-late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Zuñi Pueblo, New Mexico Territory (present-day New Mexico), United States
  • stone, turquoise, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 2 x 1.5 x 8 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 13/16 x 9/16 x 3 1/8 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1686

The small, stylized stone animal has four short legs, a long thick tail, and the suggestion of a head with ears. The eyes are inlaid turquoise.