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parrot figure with perch
  • Mexico
  • parrot figure with perch, late 1900s
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • papier-mâché, paint, metal
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: a 65.5 x 17 x 15 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: a 26 1/8 x 6 11/16 x 5 7/8 in
    Object Height/Width: b 50 x 42 cm
    Object Height/Width: b 19 5/8 x 16 1/2 in
  • Gift of Carol Chavez
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6251.a,b

The large dark blue parrot (2007.6251.a) has a perch (2007.6251.b).

The parrot has a dark blue body and head with white detail. There is a large white spot on the top of the head with light blue and red detail. It has a large grey beak with black detail. The wings are light blue, red and dark blue with contrasting detail. The tail feathers are dark blue at the top and light blue for the remainder with dark blue detail.

The horseshoe shaped perch is painted gold and there is a bar straight across the bottom with a small vertical piece to hold the bird. There is a loop at the top but no chain for hanging.