Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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seated human figure
  • Tesuque peoples
  • seated human figure, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: New Mexico Territory (present-day New Mexico), United States
  • ceramic, pigment
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 25 x 13 x 19.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 9 13/16 x 5 1/8 x 7 11/16 in
  • Gift of James K. Allen
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4069

The human-like figure is seated with legs slightly bent in front. The proper left arm is between the legs, the proper right arm is resting at the proper right thigh. The head is colored red. There are three horn-like projections on top of the head. The figure has a large nose and open mouth.