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bird figure with handle
  • unknown Kotyit (Cochiti) maker
  • bird figure with handle, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Cochiti Pueblo?, New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 10.5 x 7 x 9.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 4 1/8 x 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4248

The bird figure has no legs and sits on the belly. It has a handle on its back and an open beak and comb on its head. There are small wings on each side. It has a light colored field and a black and red bird on the left side. There are red leaf-like designs on the breast and right side. There is a band of leaf-like designs around the neck and a series of red and black lines down the back, on either side of the handle.