Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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standing human figure
  • unknown Kotyit (Cochiti) maker
  • standing human figure, circa 1880
  • Where object was made: Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico Territory (present-day New Mexico), United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 71 x 48.5 x 31.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 27 15/16 x 19 1/8 x 12 3/8 in
  • Gift of James K. Allen
  • On view: Kress Gallery, 407, N2
  • 2007.7460
Label Text

Standing human figure with his arms held out, feet slightly spread, and mouth open. Light grayish tan field with black details. On the head, the hair is a wide circular black band with a tan circle in the center, the eyebrows are black, as well as the mustache and wide beard. The eyes are open and rimmed with black lashes. The inside of the eyes, nostrils, and mouth are red. The proper left hand is held out, with fingers spread, and palm facing down. The proper right hand is held out, with fingers spread and the palm facing forward. The wrists and shoulders have thin parallel lines. On the torso there is a black field with small tan squares and two vertical bands of a small checked pattern. On the back is a large tan square with small black U-shapes and a black border with thick, tan leaves. On the legs there are long black bands down the front and sides. There are two vertical bands at the front center with a black field and tan diamonds. He wears small black shoes with red soles.