This charming buzzard vessel depicts
the grace of an artist's hand and shows
the skill that is needed to create a
work of art. The face is very
pronounced and spectacular. The eyes
and beak are exaggerated. This gives
the effect of complete alertness as he
ascends from the sky to approach the
kill. The beak is in a deep burnish red
color and highlighted by black lines.
The beak is also partially open giving
voice to the buzzard. The nostrils are
elevated from the beak. The eyes are
burgundy-red and the eyelids are red.
These qualities give life to this
vessel. The other features that make
this piece stand out from others is the
head gear that the buzzard is wearing.
The symbolic design is very similar to
our cross. It is done in a red color
and is also highlighted by black lines.
The other important feature are the
tribal markings on the belly. It is
done in geometric designs. This piece
has no drawings or decorations on the
back and therefore was meant to be seen
only from the front. Collectively, the
piece is alive with emotion and
character, signifying a true work of