Saw-Whet Owl Sculpture
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What American owl is as small as a robin, makes a tooting whistle like a saw being sharpened on a whetstone and is mentioned in the Grateful Dead song Unbroken Chain? Yes, the northern saw-whet! His head shyly turned—to question, to ponder, perhaps to greet—this Saw-Whet Owl Sculpture hopes to find a permanent home with you. Cast aluminum with bronzed finish. 6.75"h. x 3.5"l. x 4"w.
Infinitely appealing and wisely mute, this Saw-Whet Owl Sculpture recalls burrowing owls—also about the size of a robin—at our National Zoo. Fine owl sculptures are among the collections at our Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, our Smithsonian American Art Museum and our National Museum of the American Indian.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.
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