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bird figure
  • unknown Kotyit (Cochiti) maker
  • bird figure, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: New Mexico Territory (present-day New Mexico), United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 6.5 x 5.5 x 9.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 2 1/2 x 2 1/8 x 3 3/4 in
  • Gift of Edward T. Fay
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4254

The roughly rendered small ceramic bird has a roughly formed head without facial features, and it appears the beak has been broken off. It has a small point for the tail with a hole below it. No wings are indicated. There are remnants of red and black paint on the lower portion of the body, though not enough to determine a design.