Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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owl figure
  • unknown Zuñi maker
  • owl figure, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • ceramic, pigment
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 22 x 13.5 x 17 cm depth is beak to tail
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 8 5/8 x 5 5/16 x 6 11/16 in depth is beak to tail
  • Gift of Mrs. Allen Phillips
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4063

The ceramic owl's head and body are covered with painted stylized feathers. It has two large orange eyes, two small pointed ears, and a brown beak. There is a hole in the top of the head. It has thick legs and very small wings and tail. The underside of the body is light colored with brown lines.