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bird shaped pitcher
  • unknown Kotyit (Cochiti) maker
  • bird shaped pitcher, circa 1890-circa 1950
  • Where object was made: Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 11 x 10 x 11.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 4 5/16 x 3 7/8 x 4 1/2 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4225

The small white pitcher has a globular body. The spout is angled slightly with a beak. The eyes are painted on. It has a handle from the back of the spout to the middle of the body. There are small wings on either side and black lines on the back and handle. The neck has a band of scallops, possibly feathers.