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coyote storyteller figure
  • Felicia Fragua Curley
    born 1964, active 1978–present
    active: United States
  • coyote storyteller figure, late 1900s
  • Where object was made: Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 13.5 x 7.5 x 12 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 5/16 x 2 15/16 x 4 3/4 in
  • Gift of Ellie LeCompte
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0201
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Ceramic figure of a coyote seated upright on its haunches with its back legs extended. Seated on its legs is a smaller coyote with its forepaws held up to its eyes. The front legs of the main figure are wrapped around two more smaller coyotes, one of which is holding a spotted ball. On the back of the main figure is a long tail extended up the back, painted black, and given a rough texture. All of the coyote figures are painted white, with black and red details for the clothing and features.