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1941 Kansas Jayhawk Desktop Sculpture

$ 189.95

1941 Kansas Jayhawk Mascot

ICON Artworks is proud to pay tribute to the fascinating history of the beloved Kansas Jayhawk mascot.  In 1941, when the Great Depression gave way to the Second World War, a KU student and cartoonist for the University Daily Kansan by the name of Eugene "Yogi" Williams, sketched this Jayhawk that quickly gained popularity.  His "Fighting Jayhawk" epitomized the wartime period and wore a scowl to match its ruffled tail feathers, appearing even more aggressive than its immediate predecessor.  A perfect gift for students, faculty, alumni and fans alike!  Rock Chalk Jayhawk...GO KU!!  

  • Created by acclaimed sculptor Robin Richerson of ICON Artworks
  • Offered in Cast Pewter and Bronze Plated Cast Pewter
  • Available in two sizes - "Small Jay" 5-inch and "BIG JAY" 8-INCH (including base) - 5-inch Total Weight: 3 lbs.; 8-INCH Total Weight: 6 lbs. 
  • Each sculpture is mounted on a round, black Belgian marble base which can be customized or personalized with laser engraving to commemorate any event or achievement (e.g., Graduation).  Click here to view custom engraving samples.
  • Officially Licensed by the University of Kansas and Learfield IMG College Licensing
  • First Edition is individually numbered, limited to 1000
  • Includes a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the Artist

ICON Artworks Cast Pewter is handcrafted by our team of skilled artisans with an antique finish in the highest quality, lead-free Fine Pewter alloy used for sculpture.  After platinum, gold, and silver, pewter is the fourth-most-precious metal in the world. Pewter has been used since the Bronze Age because of its lustrous silver finish, its malleability, durability and its ability to capture incredibly fine detail.  Pewter does not rust or deteriorate and can be enjoyed for generations.  This alloy is also great for plating in bronze and other metals. 

PLEASE NOTE REGARDING ENGRAVING:   To include engraving, select "Add Engraving" when placing your order and input your message at "Checkout."  Custom graphics or logos can be incorporated.  Email us at with any questions you may have. 

(Source notes: The History of the Jayhawk, University Relations, KU)