Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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turtle figure
  • United States
  • turtle figure, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: United States
  • catlinite, incising
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 1.5 x 3.5 x 4 cm length is nose to tail
    Object Height/Width/Length: 9/16 x 1 3/8 x 1 15/16 in length is nose to tail
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1688

The small turtle figure is carved in red stone, possibly catlinite. It has a stylized head and tail. The shell is indicated with incised lines.