Kateri Sanchez Galena Bird


Item Number: DR 3049
Pueblo: Zuni Pueblo
Artist: Kateri Quandelacy Sanchez
Medium: Galena
Age: 2016
Dimensions: 1 ½” X ¾”



Once again, Kateri has carved a precious tiny little bird, who is happy to sit on your desk or shelf. He is tiny, but hefty- weighing 22 grams.

Galena is the primary ore mineral of lead and has been mined for its lead content since 3000 BC. Deposits are found world-wide and many of them contain about 1-2 percent silver.  It is often well crystallized and forms in many interesting and distinct crystal shapes. Galena specimens may tarnish when exposed to air, becoming dull in luster. The tarnish can be removed by scrubbing the specimen with water and mild soap. Galena must be taken care of more so then other minerals. They are easily damaged, and well-formed crystals may shatter into small crystal fragments if put under slight pressure or dropped; care should be taken when handling and transporting Galena.

Condition: Excellent – original condition
Provenance: Purchased from the aritst.

Additional information

Weight 1 oz