Lizard figure

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Culture/People
Lower Muskogee (Georgia Creek)
Artist/Maker
Joseph F. Johns (Cayoni), Muskogee (Creek), b. 1928
Previous owner
Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Department of the Interior (IACB), 1935-
IACB source
Joseph F. Johns (Cayoni), Muskogee (Creek), b. 1928
Object Name
Lizard figure
Media/Materials
Walnut wood, brass tacks/bosses, wood stain, wax
Techniques
Carved, stained
Dimensions
102.2 x 21 x 4.7 cm
Object Type
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Place
Cambridge; Middlesex County; Massachusetts; USA
Date created
1979
Collection History
Made while the artist was an "Indian Artist in Residence" at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts); purchased by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives from the artist in 1980; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
Catalog Number
25/6178
Barcode
256178.000
See related items
Lower Muskogee (Georgia Creek)
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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