Small painted Acoma Pot with Lid & Kokopelli design


Collection

Priscella Murr Collection


Identifier

MU3490


Artist

Unknown


Description

A small Acoma clay painted pot with a kokopelli (fertility deity) design. The Kokopelli, also known as "the Hatchet Man" or "Hatchetman", is a fertility deity, usually depicted as a humpbacked flute player (often with feathers or antenna-like protrusions on his head), who has been venerated by some Native American cultures in the Southwestern United States.The Kokopelli is also associated with the rains and he frequently appears with Paiyatamu, another flutist, in depictions of maize-grinding ceremonies. Some tribes say he carries seeds and babies on his back.


Medium

ceramic

Inscription

Acoma, NM

Width

1.25in

Height

0.75in

Length

1.25in

Where Made (Region)

Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico

Where Made (Country)

United States

Related place

United States

Name of Donor

Priscilla Murr