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Sculpture of an Owl

Arts of the Americas

DIMENSIONS 7 1/2 x 5 5/16 x 3 9/16 in. (19.1 x 13.5 x 9 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Carll H. de Silver Fund
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CAPTION Eskimo (Native American). Sculpture of an Owl, B.C.E. 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
IMAGE overall, 64.161.1_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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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Sculpture of an Owl