Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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bread decoration
  • Mexico
  • bread decoration, late 1800s–1991
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca de Juárez City Market, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • ceramic, paint, molding
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 8.5 x 6 x 2.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 3 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 1 in
  • Gift of Lynn M. Ward
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6278

The clay head has a red nimbus. The face has pale skin with brown hair painted on. The facial features are molded and decorated. The bottom portion and back are undecorated.

It was intended to be inserted into a loaf of bread.