Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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patojo (duck-shaped jar)
  • unknown Ayuukja’ay (Highland Mixe) maker
  • patojo (duck-shaped jar), 1989
  • Where object was made: Santa María Mixistlán, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 21.5 x 19 x 27.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 8 7/16 x 7 1/2 x 10 13/16 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4722

The jar has an offset neck. The rim on the neck is angled, and the handle stretches from the high side of the rim to the short shoulder. It is brown with darker brown looping lines placed irregularly.

It was used for cooking.