Saw-Whet Owl Sculpture
Price (non-member): $40.00
Price (member): $36.00
What American owl is as small as a robin, makes a tooting whistle like a saw being sharpened on a whetstone and is mentioned in the Grateful Dead song Unbroken Chain? Yes, the northern saw-whet! His head shyly turned—to question, to ponder, perhaps to greet—this Saw-Whet Owl Sculpture hopes to find a permanent home with you. Cast aluminum with bronzed finish. 6.75"h. x 3.5"l. x 4"w.
Our National Postal Museum includes a 1978 fifteen-cent postage stamp depicting a saw-whet owl. We decorate our homes and adorn ourselves with things that please. Beautiful, unique, storied and found things that speak to our soul. Objects that say something about who we are. Each treasured offering in this collection has a story. Discover something wonderful!
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