Center of Southwest Studies

Collection  M 198:
Bandelier National Monument rock art drawings by Lisa Ferguson Stoeffel

Trio of Animals above Snake Kiva

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This is a drawing of a trio of animal forms pecked onto the rock face near the top of the cliff high above Snake kiva in Frijoles Canyon.  A serpent crawls along above a horse with wrappings around both its muzzle and tail and an imaginary animal with massive body and tail.  Judging from their subject matter and style, these latter two figures were probably carved after the arrival of the Spaniards in 1540.

This drawing forms part of the Bandelier National Monument rock art drawings collection M 198 at the Center of Southwest Studies. 

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