Water Jug

Chickens are a familiar decorative theme in household objects. This contemporary chicken-shaped botijo, or water jug is made of terra cotta with a removable stopper in the form of a chicken head.
Currently not on view
Object Name
ceramic jug
Date made
ca 1980
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
overall: 26.5 cm x 16.5 cm x 26.5 cm; 10 7/16 in x 6 1/2 in x 10 7/16 in
place made
Puerto Rico
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Daily Life
Cultures & Communities
Puerto Rico
Household Tools and Equipment
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Home and Community Life: Ethnic
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Title (Spanish)
Botijo de Agua
Credit Line
Gift of Teodoro Vidal

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