Object photography

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Object description

  • Hopi Pueblo artist
  • Figure of an animal, before 1884
  • Sandstone, pigment
  • Arizona, United States
  • L: 5 1/8 in, W: 2 1/4 in, D: 2 7/8 in (L: 13.0 cm, W: 5.7 cm, D: 7.3 cm)
  • Gift of the Smithsonian Institution, 1884
  • E3748


This is a stylized figure of an animal, possibly a squirrel, with four thick, short legs, a heavy body, painted tail, and large head. The figure is carved out of sandstone. The body is painted brown, and the features and details are outlined in black and white paint.