Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Kotyit (Cochiti) maker
  • bank, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: New Mexico Territory (present-day New Mexico), United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 19.5 x 12 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 7 5/8 x 4 3/4 in
  • Gift of James K. Allen
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4205

The bank has a cylindrical body that tapers to a neck and head. A raised ridge on the neck and shoulder is painted with diagonal stripes. There is an outline of a cape-like garment. There are small bumps, possibly breasts, above the raised ridge. The facial features are modeled on the head, but the hair or a hat is painted on. There is a horizontal slit on the back.