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quail figure
  • Mexico
  • quail figure, late 1900s–1994
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 13 x 9 x 12.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 5 1/8 x 3 1/2 x 4 7/8 in
  • Gift of Carol Chavez
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6229

The green ceramic bird is possibly a quail. It has a round body with tucked wings and no discernible tail. It has a black topknot on the head, an orange beak and black eyes, and black detail on the front and back of the neck. There are sweeping white lines on the breast. There is a large white flower with orange dots on each petal and black detail on the back. The four orange and light orange wings on the back have black dots and curlicues between.