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, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 14.5 x 6 x 4.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 11/16 x 2 3/8 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4234
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Description

The human figure is currently in four pieces. The figure would have had his legs in front of him, but they and the arms are broken off. It has a modeled face, including a lock of hair that is painted red. The neck is also red with a red cross on the chest.

There is one very long limb, possibly an arm, and two shorter limbs or pieces of limbs.