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 x 27 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 3/16 x 10 5/8 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6880

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