Clay figure

This figure represents a transformation from traditional art to curio tourist art in the late 19th century. They are far removed from historical belief. “Rain god” figurines, or munas, have been continuously produced for more than 120 years.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
136/1993/19
Category
Ethnography
Collection Class
Souvenirs
Collection Area Region
N
Material
potterymica
Common Name
clay figure
Simple Name
souvenir
Period Classification
Modern (1945-)
Production Town
Tesuque Pueblo
Production County
New Mexico
Production Country
United States of America
Production Year Low
1900
Production Year High
1940

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figure of a rain god