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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
Maker: Janice Ortiz
Date Made: 1998
Early Date: 1998
Late Date: 1998
Section:American
Materials:Clay
Paint
Height: 35 cm
Width: 13.5 cm
Outside Diameter:12 cm
Credit Line:Museum purchase, 1999

Description

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".

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