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owl figure
  • Mexico
  • owl figure, late 1900s–1994
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 15 x 14 x 9.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 7/8 x 5 1/2 x 3 3/4 in
  • Gift of Carol Chavez
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6231

The light blue owl has a flattened body, large round eyes with black centers and detail, and a blue beak and black stylized feathers on the breast. There is a small black spiral by either foot. The back is decorated with a green bird with brown detail on the wings and a small butterfly. There is a yellow, green and brown leaf below the bird and butterfly and two green flowers. There is another leaf with a curlicue above the bird's back and another butterfly on the lower proper right side.