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bird figure
  • unknown Kotyit (Cochiti) maker
  • bird figure, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: New Mexico Territory (present-day New Mexico), United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 10.5 x 14.5 x 7.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 4 1/8 x 5 11/16 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift from the Harold Eicholtz Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4226

The ceramic bird has a round body and three legs. It has a molded tail, but no wings are indicated. It is white with black decoration. It has a black beak and an outline around the eyes. There are black bands around the neck and a band of leaf shapes at the base of the neck. There is a cluster of black leaf shapes where the wing should be.