Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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mudhead figure
  • Alma Loretto Maestas
    born 1941, active circa 1949–present
    active: United States
  • mudhead figure, mid 1900s–1980
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint, feathers
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 13 x 8 x 10 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 1/8 x 3 1/8 x 3 7/8 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4633

The orange human-like figure is identified as Mudhead. He is seated with his legs before him and holding a pot. He has round, projecting eyes, mouth, and ears and another projection on top of his head with a small grey feather. White boots are painted on and the jar is decorated with two rows of white semicircles in the front.