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horned lizard figure
  • unknown Kotyit (Cochiti) maker
  • horned lizard figure, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico Territory (present-day New Mexico), United States
  • ceramic, pigment
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 9.5 x 8.5 x 20.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 3/4 x 3 3/8 x 8 1/16 in
  • Gift of James K. Allen
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2750

The four legged creature is likely depicting a horned lizard. It has small holes for eyes and a lopsided mouth. There are pointed horns on the sides of the head. The face, back of the head, and back and tail are white with a cross on the back of the head, rows of black dots on the torso and rows of triangles near the hips. The legs, front of the neck and belly are painted reddish-orange but otherwise undecorated.