Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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rain god figure
  • Tesuque peoples
  • rain god figure, late 1800s–1968
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 17.5 x 7 x 8.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 6 7/8 x 2 3/4 x 3 3/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4238

The seated human figure's legs are extended before him with a pot resting on the legs. His arms are raised to cover his eyes. The figure is white and has faint pink and light blue paint, but not enough to discern the design.