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Image with Small Bird (Payatamu, God of Music, Flowers and Butterflies)

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Wood, beads, abalone shell, pigment, string
DATES late 19th century
DIMENSIONS 17 x 5 x 2 3/4 in. (43.2 x 12.7 x 7 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1904, Museum Collection Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION This is a wooden figure with only a body, shoulders and head. It has a rectangular torso, round head set on a narrow neck and V-shaped shoulders. It wears a beaded necklace and earrings. The eyes are two small slits. Two thirds of the face is lightly painted, the remainder dark. The torso has two vertical stripes. Although the description says with small bird, none is present.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION She-we-na (Zuni Pueblo). Image with Small Bird (Payatamu, God of Music, Flowers and Butterflies), late 19th century. Wood, beads, abalone shell, pigment, string, 17 x 5 x 2 3/4 in. (43.2 x 12.7 x 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1904, Museum Collection Fund, 04.297.5318. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 04.297.5318_acetate_bw.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 04.297.5318_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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