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parrot figure with perch
  • Mexico
  • parrot figure with perch, late 1900s
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • papier-mâché, paint, copper, brass?, metal
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: a 39 x 9 x 8.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: a 15 3/8 x 3 1/2 x 3 3/8 in
    Object Height/Width: b 59.5 x 28 cm
    Object Height/Width: b 23 3/8 x 11 in
  • Gift of Carol Chavez
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6249.a,b

The green parrot (2007.6249.a) has copper around the eyes and a brass colored beak. The bird is mostly dark green but the wings are lighter green and red with yellow detail. The long tail feathers are dark green with yellow detail and red tips.

It has a metal perch (2007.6249.b) that is wrapped with copper colored metal. There is a vertical metal rod to hold the bird in place. There is a short length of gold colored chain at the top.