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Mud toy

Museum number:
2-71424
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020071424
Accession number:
Acc.4568
Object count:
1
Description:
Crocodile type animal (tapered tail, bull neck) with rider. Animal is green with pink underside and pink spots on the ramainder of body. Slit mouth, black painted eye and nostril dots. Rider with black hat, boots, belt, hands and hair. Peach shirt, yellow pants. Paint not carefully applied.
Donor:
Frances J. Fischer, Margot Blum Schevill, and University Appropriation
Collection place:
Farmington, San Juan County, New Mexico
Verbatim coll. place:
New Mexico; San Juan; Farmington
Culture or time period:
Navajo
Maker or artist:
Mamie Deschille
Collector:
Frances J. Fischer and Margot Blum Schevill
Collection date:
July 1992
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
5.7 Objects made for sale, souvenirs, models, and reproductions
Context of use:
Made for tourist trade.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
height 10.57 centimeters, length 13.5 centimeters, and width 4.35 centimeters
Comment:
Purchased...at cost of $15. References: Kluckholm, Hill and Kluckholm, Traditional Navajo Material Culture, pp. 402-04.
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