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Owl effigy

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White ground with brown ellipses with a streak of red inside decorate the surface of this owl figure and represent feathers, triangular dotted shapes represent wings, and concentric brown and red circles represent eyes.

Marks

P 9208

Provenance

Gift of General Charles Loring (1828-1902), 1893, Curator and Director of MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Greely Loring

Native American (Zuni Pueblo), about 1880–92

Object Place

Zuni, New Mexico, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 18.4 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm (7 1/4 x 5 x 5 in.)

Accession Number

93.1499

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with white, brown, and red slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware