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bison figure
  • Nána Káa
  • bison figure, circa 2000
  • Where object was made: Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, sgraffito, burnishing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 6 x 2.5 x 9 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 2 3/8 x 1 x 3 9/16 in
  • Gift of Ellie LeCompte
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0209

Small ceramic figure made from red clay and in the form of a bison. The shape is very stylized, being made from a thick piece of rounded clay and a u-shape carved from the center to indicate the separation between front and back legs. The surface has been burnished and the front half has had texture scratched into the surface as well as basic facial features like the eyes and horns.