University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 2009-10-27
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Pueblo
Provenience: New Mexico
Zuni Pueblo
Culture Area: Southwest (Culture Area)
Maker: A. Lewis
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Technique:Incised
Iconography:Maiden
Olla
Credit Line:Gift of Richard William Wolf, Jr. in memory of his mother, Patricia J. Wolf, 2009

Description

Small maiden figure with decorated olla (jar) on head. Figure wears a closed garment decorated with wavy, incised lines at top and bottom hems as well as four incised designs depicting stylized dragonflies. Figure's face has incised, slit-like eyes and circular, incised mouth. Incised lines also depict hair, framing face and continuing around head to rear pony-tail hair-do. Flat base with no feet shown. Signed: "A. Lewis".


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