Illinois Wesleyan University John Wesley Powell Collection of Pueblo Pottery (Illinois Wesleyan University)
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BIRD EFFIGY RATTLE JAR
BIRD EFFIGY RATTLE JAR
TitleBIRD EFFIGY RATTLE JAR
Shake the rattlehttp://www.iwu.edu/library/resources/JWPRattle24_0017.wma
Case Location0024
Cultural AffiliationAcoma
Date of Manufactureca. 1870-1880
DescriptionThis bird effigy, or representational image, rattle jar has a bird's head at one end and another at the mouth of the jar (or bottle), both facing in the same direction. The somewhat flattened beak of the latter suggests the possibility that this bird is a duck. The motifs on the body represent feathers, and the stippling around the head at the open end represents a speckled feather pattern. A seed, pebble, or perhaps a tiny piece of pottery is closed in the hollow head in order to make the rattling sound. Animal effigies have been made by the Pueblos since ancient times, and various types of rattles are used by all the Pueblos for ceremonies, but there seems to be no evidence that effigy rattles such as this one were used for Pueblo rituals.
DescriptorsANIMAL FIGURINE; RATTLE; JAR
Length15 cm
Height8 cm
Width7.6 cm
Type.DigitalImage
RightsIllinois Wesleyan University retains the rights to this material. Permission to reproduce these images must be granted by IWU. Contact archives@titan.iwu.edu or 309-556-1535 for more information.
Collection NameJohn Wesley Powell Collection of Pueblo Pottery (Illinois Wesleyan University)
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