Candle Holder



From: New Mexico | Tesuque Pueblo

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 58-34-12
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Pueblo | Tewa (Culture) | Tesuque
Provenience New Mexico | Tesuque Pueblo
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Date Made pre 1906
Section American
Materials Clay

Candle Holder; 3 Faces. Unusual. Statue is a composite figure depicting the "See no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil" proverb. Body composed of one head with three faces, five arms, one trunk; below waist the figure forms a narrow tray instead of legs; hollow with openings at top and bottom; orange decoration.

Height 18.41 cm
Width 12.7 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Elizabeth Smaltz (Mrs. Joseph E.), 1958

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