Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small bird figure
  • unknown Kotyit (Cochiti) maker
  • small bird figure, late 1800s–1905
  • Where object was made: Cochiti Pueblo?, New Mexico Territory (present-day New Mexico), United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 6.5 x 3 x 7.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 2 1/2 x 1 1/8 x 2 15/16 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4245

The small bird figure has a triangular body, the bottom point joining with a columnar base rather than legs. The base is red, the rest of the bird is white with black details. There are black stripes on the back of the body and tail. It has ablack mouth and eyes. The black triangles on the sides may be stylized wings.