"Ch'-ayah suhih" = Box Turtle
Effigy #4 - Box Turtle. Inspired by ancient Spiro Mound Turtle Shell engraving shown in "The Spiro Mound: A Photo Essay." Center symbol may show friendship.
Materials: Black Soapstone
Technique: Rough stone, hand cut, shaped, sanded and polished with hand saws, rasps, files and sandpaper. Hand engraving with non-electric steel-tipped rod.
Size: 3 7/8"H x 3"W x 5/16"D