Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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figural jar
  • unknown Kotyit (Cochiti) maker
  • figural jar, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: New Mexico Territory (present-day New Mexico), United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 21 x 19 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 8 1/4 x 7 1/2 in
  • Gift of James K. Allen
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4250

The ceramic jar has the basic form of two stacked globes made to resemble an owl. It has a white field. The body is decorated with black dots. The face has a modeled beak and raised eyes. The face is decorated with black dots. The remainder of the head is decorated with red dots inside of black circles. There are small "horns" at the rim.

Three legs are broken from the bottom.