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seated human figure
  • unknown Kotyit (Cochiti) maker
  • seated human figure, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: New Mexico Territory (present-day New Mexico), United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 26.5 x 14.5 x 23 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 10 3/8 x 5 11/16 x 9 1/16 in
  • Gift of James K. Allen
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4070

The human figure has a cylindrical body. The legs emerge halfway up the cylinder. The arms emerge from the shoulder area and the hands rest at the top of the legs, which may be the knees. It has lopsided ears. The mouth is open with two black outlines and the lopsided eyes are drawn on. There is a bun-like projection at the back of the head. Triangles are drawn at the wrists and ankles. There are clusters of leaf designs, identified as beeweed, around the back and a circle is drawn at the neck and around the neck.