Former Smithsonian Native American bird artifact may fly to $600K

Native American Indian artifact

“The Smithsonian Bird,” a prehistoric porphyry granite birdstone that is considered the finest discovered thus far could sell for as much as $600,000 in a June 23, 2012 auction hosted by Dan Ripley. Its name is derived from the fact that it was once part of the permanent collection at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. Read More +

Scholarship program benefitting from sale of Native American deaccessions

SANTA FE, N.M. – All eyes will be upon Santa Fe Aug. 13-14 when the most comprehensive group of works by Birger Sandzén (1871-1954) makes its way into the history books during the 7th annual Auction In Santa Fe. The 11 pieces were selected by the Bethany College Art Committee, then deaccessioned to be sold to support the general scholarship fund of the college.
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