Arts of the Americas
Clay, paint, hide
2 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. (6.4 x 3.8 x 8.3 cm) (show scale)
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Hopi-Tewa Pueblo (Native American). Kneeling Deer, 20th century. Clay, paint, hide, 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. (6.4 x 3.8 x 8.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift, 1989.10.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1989.10.6_1989.10.7_1989.10.3_1989.10.11_1989.10.1_1989.10.10_1989.10.12.jpg)
group, 1989.10.6_1989.10.7_1989.10.3_1989.10.11_1989.10.1_1989.10.10_1989.10.12.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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Modeled deer with legs folded under in a posture of repose. (lower right in photo) Tail and ears are modeled; eyes are indicated by holes. Three-pronged antlers, constructed from twisted bits of hide, are inserted in front of the ears. Most of the body of the deer has been covered with black slip. Unslipped are the chin, upper chest, and most of the bottom of the piece.
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