Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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figural vase
  • unknown Kotyit (Cochiti) maker
  • figural vase, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: New Mexico Territory (present-day New Mexico), United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 17 x 17 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 6 11/16 x 6 11/16 in
  • Gift of James K. Allen
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4251

The globular body has a smaller rounded neck. The neck is formed to look like the head of an animal, possibly a cat, with raised ears and eyes, with the mouth open at the top. The facial details are painted in black. The pot has a white field, except for the bottom which is red, and the body is decorated with thick black lines and leaf shapes, identified as beeweed. There is a band of triangles at the bottom of the neck.