Illinois Wesleyan University John Wesley Powell Collection of Pueblo Pottery (Illinois Wesleyan University)
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OWL EFFIGY
OWL EFFIGY
TitleOWL EFFIGY
Case Location0070
Cultural AffiliationZuni
Date of Manufactureca. 1860-1870
DescriptionThis medium-sized, hollow body owl effigy (probably a Great Horned Owl), has a painted speckled head, molded eyes surrounded with red paint around the right eye & brownish-orange paint around the left. The molded beak is painted brownish-black with traces of red around the upper edge and right side & brownish-orange paint on the left. The upper part of the body has painted feather elements. Effigy owls such as this were made for the commercial market, both in the time period of this piece and still today, but were also placed by the Zuni in crooks of trees and above house entrances to protect against evil spirits.
DescriptorsANIMAL FIGURINE
Length15.9 cm (front to back)
Height20.7 cm (approx)
Width15.8 cm (at wings)
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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