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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
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.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
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