Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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figurine of Miguel Alemán Valdés
  • Margarito Nuñez
    born: Tlaquepaque, Jalisco Mexico ; active: Mexico
  • figurine of Miguel Alemán Valdés, circa 1950
  • Where object was made: Mexico City, Mexico
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 15.5 x 6 x 4.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 6 1/8 x 2 3/8 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6347

The standing figure is identified as Miguel Alemán Valdés (Mexican president 1946-1952). He has short dark hair, parted on the proper left, and a mustache. He is wearing a black tuxedo with tails and a white vest and shirt. He wears a red, white, and green sash across his chest. He is standing on a black and green rectangular base with text on the front that reads: Lie. Miguel Alemán Valdés.

It is currently broken in two pieces: the feet and base are separate from the body.