Ch'-ayah suhih (Box Turtle)

Sculpture by A. Wayne "Tay Sha" Earles

$345 Sold

Size: 3 7/8"H x 3"W x 5/16" D

Category: Sculpture

Tribal Affiliation: Caddo

Artwork Description:

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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