Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Mexico
  • plate, late 1800s–2000
  • Where object was made: Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico
  • wood, paint, carving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 3.5 x 27.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 3/8 x 10 13/16 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6879

The wooden plate is white with a bird in the center. The bird is red with white and green on the breast, a yellow neck, an orange back, a blue head, and multi-colored tailfeathers. The bird sits amongst large flowers in blue, red, yellow, and orange with green stems and leaves. The exterior is solid green.