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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 60.5 x 14.5 x 13 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: a 23 13/16 x 5 11/16 x 5 1/8 in
    Object Height/Width: b 56 x 39.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: b 22 1/16 x 15 1/2 in
  • Gift of Carol Chavez
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6252.a.b

The large red parrot figure (2007.6252.a) has a perch (2007.6252.b).

The parrot has a red head and body with black detail and a large yellow beak. The wings are yellow at the top and orange near the bottom with black detail throughout. The long tail has a yellow stripe down the center with orange on either side and red at the widest point. There is black detail throughout and on the edges.

The horseshoe shaped metal perch is painted red. There is a small loop at the top, but no chain. There is a cross in the center of the bottom bar to hold the bird.