Sculpture of an Owl
Arts of the Americas
7 1/2 x 5 5/16 x 3 9/16 in. (19.1 x 13.5 x 9 cm) (show scale)
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Carll H. de Silver Fund
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Eskimo (Native American). Sculpture of an Owl. Stone, 7 1/2 x 5 5/16 x 3 9/16 in. (19.1 x 13.5 x 9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Carll H. de Silver Fund, 64.161.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 64.161.1_acetate_bw.jpg)
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This prehistoric stone bowl has been sculpted with the head of an owl. Use is unknown but it can join an entire genre of stone bowls made with different animals and human figures attached. Speculation has it that these deeply carved designs are early versions of the later highly developed formline design elements.
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