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Cultural Period: Navajo

Description: Modeled clay figurines made by Clyde Peshlakai, a prominent Navajo resident of the Wupatki National Monument area, c. 1938. The sheep on the left was fired by Dr. Colton. The steer in the center bears a yarn tail and was never fired. Likewise, the horse was never fired and bears a yarn tail not visible in this image.

Collection: On display at Wupatki National Monument (catalog card 1, catalog card 2, catalog card 3).

Dan Boone/Ryan Belnap, Bilby Research Center, Northern Arizona University
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