Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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reproduction of a Zapotec bat god
  • Robert H. Kingman
  • reproduction of a Zapotec bat god, late 1900s–1984
  • Where object was made: Topeka, Kansas, United States
  • stone, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 11.5 x 5 x 4 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 4 1/2 x 1 15/16 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of Betty W. Alderson
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6314

The stone figure has the knees bent and arms wrapped around the knees. It has a very large head with pointed ears and a large ridge over the top of the head. The sides of the face are also ridges. The incised eyes are small. The nose is directly under the ridges on the head. There is a square bump on the chin. The sculpture is light colored.