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reproduction figure
  • Mexico
  • reproduction figure, late 1900s–1994
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • ceramic, paint, molding
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 29.5 x 24 x 19.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 11 5/8 x 9 7/16 x 7 11/16 in
  • Gift of Carol Chavez
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6966

The ceramic figure has a bowl on the back side. It is a human figure from the chest up with a very elaborate headdress. The arms are bent and raised. The headdress has a large jaguar head immediately over the wearer's head, so the human face emerges from the cat face. A bird head sits atop the jaguar head and there is a white plaque on top of the beak. A ruff of stylized feathers fans out behind the headdress in red and black. The figure is wearing a large pair of black ear frontals and a large, chunky white necklace.

The object, including the bowl and handle on the back, is mostly red.