Ch'-ayah suhih (Box Turtle)
Sculpture by A. Wayne "Tay Sha" Earles
Size: 3 7/8"H x 3"W x 5/16" D
Tribal Affiliation: Caddo
Black Soapstone Turtle Effigy inspired by ancient Spiro Mound Turtle shell engraving- p. 261 of "The Spiro Mound: A Photo Essay" with center symbol possibly showing friendship. Rough stone hand cut, shaped, sanded & polished with hand saws, rasps, files & sandpaper (no electrical tools). Hand engraving done with non-electric steel-tipped rod.
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