Snakes Indian, MORTAR AND PESTLE, Oregon Outback, Clyde Keller Photo, Fine Art Print, Color, Signed, Treasury, historic


Native American Artifacts

Snakes Indians Mortar and Pestle
Placed into their historic setting
Summer Lake, Oregon Outback

16x20 Inch Archival Giclee Print, true archival print, 150+ years
Satin Paper, Pigmented Inks
Image Dimensions @ 12x18 Inches with white border
Signed/Titled and Dated by Clyde Keller
Presented in Archival Sleeve, Unframed
Shipped Flat, Insured with Tracking
PRICE: $280.00


11x14 or 12x18 inch Fuji Crystal Archive photographic print(s)
Lustre Paper, fade resistant for over 20 years
Image dimensions @9x13.5 or 11x16.5 inches with white border
Signed/Titled and dated by Clyde Keller
Presented in archival sleeve, Unframed
Shipped Flat, Insured with Tracking
PRICE: $155.00 and $195.00

NOTE: The printed copyright information appearing on the web display print, is removed for your purchase print.

The photograph was taken May 22, 2008 near Paisley (Chewaucan) Oregon. We have incorporated historic Indian artifacts (Mortar & Pestle) back into their natural setting overlooking the Summer Lake shoreline just off the Oregon Outback Scenic Biway while enroute to Lakeview. The Mortar is flat bottomed and was used for pounding seeds and meats. The mortar is made from basalt. These tools were found on a farm in the 1920s and have been held privately since that time.

The Summer Lake shoreline was once inhabited by the Snakes Indians (including Northern Paiute, Pitt and Shoshone) for a period of nearly 7,000 years. These semi-nomadic gatherers inhabited the Lakeview region of Oregon. Artifacts are quite similar to those displayed at the Favell Museum in Klamath Falls.

An ultra-wide 10mm lens was used with our Nikon D300 to render the scale of this impressive scene. Dust clouds were storming over the highly alkaline lake, once Sacred Grounds for the Snakes Indians. The dramatic lighting was indicative of a severe change in weather which brought snow later in the evening, unusual for a region plagued by drought. From the private collection of Clyde Keller.

"MORTAR AND PESTLE" Copyright © 2008 Clyde Keller


Hi, I'm a photographer and artist selling my fine art prints at

My work is sold as Fine Art Giclee (inkjet) prints or fade resistant Fuji Crystal Archive (photographic) prints.

Clyde is known internationally for his historic photographs of Robert F. Kennedy. His RFK images are featured in Rory Kennedy's documentary film, "ETHEL" which debuted at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights has recently acquired key images from Clyde's RFK portfolios for their collection. Historic photos of author Ken Kesey, William Burroughs and actor Bill Murray are featured in Mark Christensen's book Acid Christ. Clyde's portrait of actor/director Warren Beatty is the cover photo for Peter Biskind's, Star. Several vintage documentary images appear in a new NFL films project, entitled, "Fearsome Foursome" as well as Dan Forrer's upcoming HBO documentary film centering on the birth of Hip Hop music. The Seattle Museum of History and Science now features his vintage Seattle skyline panoramas. His regional portraits of surviving pioneer families (and characters) appear in several new books, periodicals and webzines, including Ken Bilderback's, Creek with No Name, a new soft cover about the history of Cherry Grove, Oregon.

Clyde is the grandson of Clyde Leon Keller, (1872-1962) an important Oregon-based Plein-Air Impressionist Painter. His portfolios can be viewed at


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