Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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rain god figure
  • unknown Tetsuge Owingeh (Tesuque) maker
  • rain god figure, late 1800s–1968
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 17 x 7.5 x 8 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 6 11/16 x 2 15/16 x 3 1/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4239

The seated human figure's legs are extended in front with a pot resting on them. The figure's arms are raised to cover his ears. It is white with suble colors consisting of pink on the shoulder of the pot and a light blue dot on the chest.