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figurine of Plutarco Elías Calles
  • Margarito Nuñez
    born: Tlaquepaque, Jalisco Mexico ; active: Mexico
  • figurine of Plutarco Elías Calles, circa 1950
  • Where object was made: Mexico City, Mexico
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 14 x 6 x 4.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6338

The standing figure is identified as Plutarco Elías Calles (Mexican president 1824-1828). He has short light brown-grey hair, parted on the proper left side. He is wearing a light green suit jacket, vest, and trousers. He has a white shirt with a red and yellow tie. There is a red, white, and blue sash across his chest. He has brown shoes.

The handwritten text on the front of the black and green base says: Gral. Plutarco Elías Calles.