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Standing Buffalo

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Clay, paint, leather
DATES 20th century
DIMENSIONS 3 x 4 1/2 in. (7.6 x 11.4 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Anonymous gift
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CAPTION Hopi-Tewa Pueblo (Native American). Standing Buffalo, 20th century. Clay, paint, leather, 3 x 4 1/2 in. (7.6 x 11.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift, 1989.10.2. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE x-ray, detail, CONS.1989.10.2_1998_xrs_detail01.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 1998
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Compactly modeled buffalo (photo left) standing on four legs with head slightly lowered. Incisions on the back of the two front legs indicate long hair. Neck ruff and beard are moldeled. No hoofs indicated. Leather ears and tail are inserted into the clay.
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Standing Buffalo