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Maker(s):Unknown; Bica, Nellie (possibly)
Culture:Native American; American Indian; Zuni Pueblo (1905-1998)
Title:Storyteller Owl
Date Made:early 20th century
Type:Container
Materials:Earthenware with white slip and red and black pigments
Place Made:North America; United States; Southwest; New Mexico
Measurements:Overall: 5 3/8 x 6 1/4 x 5 in.; 13.6525 x 15.875 x 12.7 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1991.24.11
Credit Line:Gift of the estate of Elizabeth W. Russell
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Jar decorated in white and brown paint as owl with handle as beak. Two smaller similarly decorated owl figurines on each side, also with tiny handles as beaks. Sculpted tail on exterior of one end of jar.

Tags:
indigenous people; Native American

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