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figure of a man baking bread
  • Panama
  • figure of a man baking bread, late 1800s–1998
  • Where object was made: Panama
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 30 x 16.5 x 20.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 11 3/4 x 6 1/2 x 8 1/16 in
  • Gift of Barbara Waggoner
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4943

The ceramic figure depicts a man putting loaves of bread into a dome-shaped oven. There is a lower table filled with loaves of bread and the tabletop adjacent to the oven has a row of loaves, a bowl of dough, a red pitcher and two red ring shapes. The side of the table says "Panadero" with a row of red arches underneath. The figure is wearing a white hat, but his shirt and trousers are the same color as the rest of clay sculpture, light brown.