Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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bird figure
  • Mexico
  • bird figure, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • ceramic, incising, stamping
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 19 x 11.5 x 20.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 7 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 8 1/16 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4728

The black ceramic bird figure has a single pedestal rather than legs. The wings are decorated with small circles and the tail is decorated with a series of lines. There is a large hole under the tail and narrow slit in end of the tail.