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vessel with animal head
  • Kotyit (Cochiti) peoples
  • vessel with animal head, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 19 x 15.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 7 1/2 x 6 1/8 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4171

The vessel has a globular body. The spout is in the shape of an unidentified animal head with an open mouth for pouring. It has a white field. The body is decorated with black leaf designs. There is a pointed oval at the front and off the center in the back. Each has a horizontal stripe of dots. The neck is decorated with a black and white checkerboard with a row of black semicircles below. The animal has pointed ears, decorated with black dots, and the open mouth has short black lines around it.