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La Loteria
  • Francisco Amighetti
    born: San José, Costa Rica ; died: Costa Rica ; active: Costa Rica
  • La Loteria, circa 1952
  • Where object was made: Costa Rica
  • oil, panel
  • Canvas/Support: 39.6 x 55.9 cm
    Canvas/Support: 15 5/8 x 21 7/8 in
  • Gift of Thomas and Mary Gale in memory of Dean George R. Waggoner
  • On view: 20/21 Gallery, 405, S1
  • 2001.0048

Figures in a landscape. Men, women, children and a dog with slightly abstracted anatomy and features stand full-length in front of a wall that is framed by two trees in the background. From the wall hangs a rectangle with numbers along the top from one to fifteen and strings attached below each number. A man bends over the wall facing the crowd with his proper right hand on a piece of string.