Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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human figure
  • Mojave peoples
  • human figure, 1850–1890
  • Where object was made: Fort Mojave, Arizona Territory (present-day Arizona), United States
  • ceramic, pigment
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 20 x 11 x 6 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 7 7/8 x 4 5/16 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift of Jessie Hodges Benton
  • On view: Loo Gallery, 401, C2
  • 2007.6009.a

The ceramic figure (2007.6009.a) has a large plant fiber cradleboard (2007.6009.b).

The figure is missing both legs and the proper right arm. The remainder is painted yellow with vertical red stripes, including the face. It has bulging white eyes. It has a dark blue and white bead necklace and earring on the proper right ear.