The Dr. Samuel R. Poliakoff Collection of Western Art

at the Abbeville County Library System, Abbeville, SC

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Owl Figurine Vessel with Polychrome Lid and Clay Appliqued Feathers (#24)

The owl is Gachupin’s signature piece. Each feather is individually applied and the owl’s face lifts off revealing the figurine is a jar. Lines of triangles radiate from the eyes, symbolizing the mountains in which the bird resides.

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