Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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rain god figure
  • Marie Pino
    circa 1903–1980s
    active: United States
  • rain god figure, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: Tesuque Pueblo, New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 16.5 x 7.5 x 9 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 6 1/2 x 2 15/16 x 3 1/2 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4228

The seated human figure's legs are extended and the figure holds a pot on his legs. The figure is brown. It has yellow and white triangles around the neck. His face is decorated with black lines with a yellow streak on either side of his nose. The top of the head is decorated with a black semicircle with an inverted yellow "T" shape. There are white feather shapes on the round edge.