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Effigy Vessel in the Shape of a Man with a Hat on a Horse

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Clay, slip, pigment
DATES 19th century, ca. 1875
DIMENSIONS 9 1/2 x 10 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. (24.1 x 26 x 10.5 cm)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER X898.11
CREDIT LINE Brooklyn Museum Collection
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Clay vessel in the shape of a man on horseback. The horse is buff colored with red spots and red stripe down its back. The horse's backside has an "AD" painted on it in black slip, possibly a brand or an artist's signature. The man is sitting on the horse and is wearing a hat and suit with 2 buttons. Facial features are painted, and there is a hole in the top of the hat. Condition: Proper left front leg of horse was broken and repaired, proper right ear of horse is missing. Man's proper left arm is missing.
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