From: New Mexico | Cochiti Pueblo

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 99-9-5
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Cochiti
Provenience New Mexico | Cochiti Pueblo
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Creator Janice Ortiz
Date Made 1998
Section American
Materials Clay | Paint

Clay circus figure of "Uncle Sam" on stilts. Wears black top hat, black tails, shirt, tie, terra cotta striped pants and black shoes. Pointed black beard; open hole for mouth. One hand on waist; other stretched out pointing index finger. Very detailed - painted down to the finger nails. Signed on bottom of shoes: "M.J. Ortiz Cochiti 1998".

Height 35 cm
Width 13.5 cm
Outside Diameter 12 cm
Credit Line Museum purchase, 1999

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