The Dr. Samuel R. Poliakoff Collection of Western Art

at the Abbeville County Library System, Abbeville, SC

Filters: Nettie Bica
Polychrome Owl Figurine
Polychrome Owl Figurine (#52)
Nettie Bica (1905–1998)— Zuni Pueblo

Ceramic owls have been made to sell to non-Zunis for nearly 125 years. Owls are considered a good omen, bringing good luck. But because owls are nocturnal birds, the presence of owls around a person’s house during the daytime is not a good sign. Owls can in this way also bring messages of calamity to a family.

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