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Dying Buffalo / Willard Stone

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Tom (Gilcrease) gave me some wood...a large piece of ebony which had come from Africa and he said ‘I want you to carve me a buffalo out of this.’ I started to work and finally came up with the idea of carving a buffalo lying down. He was supposed to have been shot with a bow and arrow and so I put the arrow in him, but I see that someone has taken it out or it has been lost.

From the exhibition: Willard Stone: Following the Grain, 2016.
Willard Stone, artist.

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Dying Buffalo
Native American; Cherokee descent
ebony wood
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1127.62; 32892
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