Duck effigy

Native American (Cochiti Pueblo)
about 1860–75

Object Place: Cochiti, New Mexico, United States


13.65 x 13.97 x 15.87 cm (5 3/8 x 5 1/2 x 6 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Earthenware with slip paint

Not On View





Bird-shaped vessel that includes head with small, flat beak. Two wing nubbins pinched out at sides of vessel with holes pierced for hanging. Short tail nubbin pinched out. From underneath the beak to nearly the base a series of red and black lines encircle the body of the bird. Red bands at neck and from wind nubbins. The remaining areas are filled with black lines.


Purchased from a private collector in Santa Fe, New Mexico, by Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery of Santa Fe, New Mexico, by 1995; purchased by MFA, 1995, from Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery.

Credit Line

Gift of John S. Montgomery