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rain god figure
  • unknown Tetsuge Owingeh (Tesuque) maker
  • rain god figure, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: New Mexico Territory (present-day New Mexico), United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 18 x 7.5 x 8.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 7 1/16 x 2 15/16 x 3 3/8 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Allen Phillips
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4240

The seated human figure's legs are extended before the body with a pot resting on them. The left arm is broken off and the right arm is directed at the face, though the hand is missing. The figure's mouth is slightly open. It has black hair and a white body with faint red marks.