Buffalo Skull with Pendleton blanket

A buffalo skull was always part of Charlie Russell’s signature, representing, I think, his regret at the passing of the old west. He was right; the skulls that must have littered the prairies in his day, are gone, just like the mighty herds that left them behind. I treasure a beautiful, very old skull hanging on my fireplace, that my dad found half-eroded out of a riverbank. 
This one, somewhat newer as you can tell by the still-present horn, was part of the array of objects of interest at the Esplanade the other day.  I set it on my Pendleton jacket for a moment and voila!  a still life.

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