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figurine of Benito Juárez
  • Margarito Nuñez
    born: Tlaquepaque, Jalisco Mexico ; active: Mexico
  • figurine of Benito Juárez, circa 1950
  • Where object was made: Mexico City, Mexico
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 15 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 7/8 x 2 1/8 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6341

The standing figure is identified as Benito Juárez (Mexican president 1857-1872). He is dark complected with dark grey hair, parted on the proper left side. He is wearing a black jacket with tails, a black vest, and trousers. He has a white shirt with a black bowtie and a red, white, and green sash across his chest. His shoes are black. He is on a green and black rectangular base. The text on the front of the base reads: Benito Juárez.