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Cliff Fragua Black Crow on a Matte and Polished Plinth


Item Number: DR 3160
Pueblo: Jemez Pueblo
Artist: Cliff Fragua
Medium: white marble plinth and black marble crow and base
Age: 2022
Dimensions: 18” by 8 ¼” by 4 ¼”


SKU: DR 3160 Categories: , ,


This is one in a series of bird sculptures created by famed Jemez Pueblo artist Cliff Fragua. This marvelous raven is carved from black marble and sits on a plinth of white marble with a beautiful natural edge.  The natural unpolished white marble contains wonderful mica sparkles that reflect the light. Cliff carves and sometimes laminates various marbles from around the United States and the world to create his majestic sculptures. He listens to the each of the stones as he incorporates the pieces together to tell the story.

In this beautiful piece, Cliff incorporates the symbolism of the raven: for some he symbolizes creation, transformation, knowledge, and prestige as well as the complexity of nature and the subtlety of truth. He also symbolizes the unknown and shows that every person sees the world in a different way. Ravens are larger than their relatives, the crows.

The name of Cliff’s studio, Singing Stone Studio, reflects the ringing, or singing Cliff hears from the stones and his love for his family, culture and community.

Condition: Excellent – original condition – new.
Provenance: Purchased directly from Cliff.