Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Raven
  • Skip Saunders
    born 1963
    born: Bella Coola, British Columbia, Canada
  • Raven, 2003
  • Where object was made: Bella Coola, British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar wood, paint, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 66.5 x 28.5 x 2.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 26 3/16 x 11 1/4 x 1 in
  • Gift of Ellie LeCompte
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0231
Description
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Flat wood carving made from a single, thin piece of yellow cedar wood. The wood is carved into the shape of a bird in profile, identified as a raven. The bird has a long beak, extended downward. The features are carved in low relief, with many of the details left in the natural color of the wood, with the rest of the surface painted in black and red.