Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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sun figure
  • Mexico
  • sun figure, late 1900s
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 17.5 x 19 x 8 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 6 7/8 x 7 1/2 x 3 1/8 in
  • Gift of Carol Chavez
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6255

The round yellow sun has rays around the perimeter in pink, dark blue, yellow, green, and red, each with gold detail.

One side is a happy face with round cutouts for eyes, two small holes for a nose and a triangular mouth. There is gold detail on the face. The other side is a sad face with slit cutouts for the eyes and mouth and triangle cutouts for the eyebrows. There is gold detail on the face.