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Mountain Lion Effigy

Mountain Lion Effigy

Museum signage: Effigies of various familiar animals were found at Las Humanas. Almost all were carved simply; many were also painted. This large mountain lion, for example, was carved from a light olive-colored sandstone. A small drilled hole between the ears might have held a jeweled inlay. But this mountain lion, like the other effigies found here, does not reveal what it meant to the people of Las Humanas.
Galleries: Ceramic Arts, Free-Standing Sculpture, Salinas Pottery and Other Artifacts
Keywords: Gran Quivira, Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, carving, effigy, lion, mountain lion, sandstone
Photo Location: Gran Quivira Contact Station Exhibit, Pueblo Missions National Monument, New Mexico
Photographer: Dr. Roy Winkelman
Date of Photo: 02/19/2014
Device Make: Canon
Device Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure Time: 0.125
F Number: 10
Original Dimensions: 3744×3757
Picture Orientation: Portrait
GPS Coordinates: 34°35'45.05"N 106°17'45.88"W
Picture Number: 26181