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female figure with baby
  • Mexico
  • female figure with baby, late 1800s–1949
  • Where object was made: Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
  • ceramic, string, down, cloth, leather, ribbon, yarn, plant fiber, crocheting, weaving, braiding
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: a 33 x 20 x 12 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: a 13 x 7 7/8 x 4 3/4 in
    Object Length/Diameter: b 11 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: b 4 5/16 x 1 1/8 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6304.a,b

The standing female figure (2007.6304.a) has a baby (2007.6304.b). The mother has long dark hair in two braids, tied with ribbons, and she is wearing a light natural colored straw hat. She has a light blue and white checked shirt with short sleeves and crocheted detail, a red sash with black detail and black fringe tied around her back and shoulder to hold the baby, a light colored skirt with light blue and white checked detail on the ruffle, an underskirt with crocheted edging, and removeable brown leather sandals.

The baby has a ceramic head and black downy hair, but no face is indicated. It is wrapped in white cloth.