Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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"rain god" figure
  • Tesuque peoples
  • "rain god" figure, late 1800s–1992
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • ceramic
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 13.5 x 16 x 4 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 5/16 x 6 1/4 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4235

The seated human figure's left arm is crossed over the chest, but the other limbs are broken off and missing. The head is also broken off, though it is present. He has a modeled nose, but no ears. The figure is light brown.