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Small Jug in the Shape of an Owl

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Pre-Columbian Anonymous,
Small Jug in the Shape of an Owl, n. d.
Earthenware
5 in. x 5 1/4 in. x 5 1/4 in. (12.7 cm x 13.34 cm x 13.34 cm)


Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Hand-built
Period: Pre-Columbian
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cedric H. Marks
Accession Number: 75.1.9


Marks
No marks.

Medium
Earthenware jug with a coil-built body and hand-built head and neck. The object has a tan/light cream slip and decoration in dark brown and red paint or glaze. Slightly burnished.

Object Description
Small earthenware jug with a coil-built body. Decorated with hand-building and paint to look like an owl. There are small clay protrusions on the bpdy for wings and a tail, and one more on the neck for a break and ears. The piece has a tan/light cream colored slip, and circles painted on in dark bowl. There are a few patches for the wings, and red paint used on the eyes and top of the jug. The jug has two holes in the side and a rounded bottom, and is slightly burnished.

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