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storyteller figure
  • Damacia Cordero
    1905–1989
    born: Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico, United States ; died: Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico, United States ; active: United States
  • storyteller figure, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, pigment
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 19 x 12 x 14 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 x 5 1/2 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2747
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The seated human figure has a baby and cradle in her lap. The figure has grey skin, black hair with an elaborate bun, and a black garment with one shoulder strap. The belt is a band of white triangles between two red bands. The baby is covered with a blanket.