By Melvin Sandoval, San Felipe-Zuni

Animal: Whale, Material: Onyx
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This whale has a big flipper, big dreams to dream, and large oceans to cross. Melvin Sandoval carved this whale using onyx with inclusions that create the throat pleats that expand when rorqual whales scoop up water and fish when feeding. With Melvin's smooth carving style we can picture this beast gliding effortlessly through cold seas. About 4 7/8" long and 2 3/4" wide.