Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small patojo (duck-shaped jar)
  • Highland Mixe peoples
  • small patojo (duck-shaped jar), 1989
  • Where object was made: Santa María Mixistlán, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 8.5 x 6.5 x 10 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 3/8 x 2 1/2 x 3 7/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4675

The small jar has an offset neck and a handle from the rim to the shoulder. It has a light brown field and the body is decorated with erratic darker brown looping lines.

It was used for drinking.