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The River Man

Hollow standing figure, arms bowed at sides, masked head with center comb and enlarged ears, head straight-forward with opened mouth. Mark and garb, white slip with black detail and cross; boots, black slip; red slip detail on face and hem. Holding wooden stick with leather strap, proper right...

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Signed (script in pen) : "Seferina Ortiz/Cochiti, NM" (proper left foot, bottom), and "400.00" (proper right foot, bottom)


Purchased from the artist in 1990.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by the Small Dance Company

Native American (Cochiti Pueblo), 1990

Object Place

Cochiti, New Mexico, United States

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Painted earthenware and leather




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware