Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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bird figure
  • unknown Kotyit (Cochiti) maker
  • bird figure, late 1800s–1992
  • Where object was made: Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 12 x 13 x 9 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 4 3/4 x 5 1/8 x 3 1/2 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4229

The stylized bird figure has a globular body, small head, and small tail. It has a white field, but the bottom is red. The beak is painted black and there is a hole that occupies the space where the head should be. There is a lizard on the back, three deer-like animals around the body, and a human figure with a bow and arrows.