Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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owl figure
  • unknown A:shiwi (Zuñi) maker
  • owl figure, late 1800s–1963
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 26.5 x 23.5 x 23 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 10 3/8 x 9 1/4 x 9 1/16 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4066

The ceramic owl figure has a bulbous body, small wings and tail. The body is painted with stylized feathers. The head is covered with differently stylized feathers. It has raised orange eyes and black tipped ears. It has a raised brown and orange beak over a small hole.