Italian Alabaster Dolphin Sculpture, by Cliff Fragua

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Graceful Dolphin

Coastal cultures all over the world, including Native American People, have many stories about dolphins and porpoises helping people by carrying them to shore in rough waters or driving away menacing sharks. In some California Indian legends, dolphins are said to have been transformed from humans, and serve as special protectors of the tribe. (Some tribes forbid the eating of dolphin meat for this reason; others, like the Chumash, believe that dolphins intentionally sacrifice themselves to hunters in order to feed the people, and hold special Dolphin Dances in their honor.) 

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Italian Alabaster w/ marble base

  • 3.25" x 9.25" w/ 1.25" base

Cliff Fragua, Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico