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figurine of Álvaro Óbregon
  • Margarito Nuñez
    born: Tlaquepaque, Jalisco Mexico ; active: Mexico
  • figurine of Álvaro Óbregon, circa 1950
  • Where object was made: Mexico City, Mexico
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 15 x 5 x 4.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 7/8 x 1 15/16 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6350

The standing figure is identified as Álvaro Óbregon (Mexican president 1920-1924). He has short brown hair, parted on the proper right side and a mustache. He wears a light blue suit and vest. He also wears a white shirt with an orange tie with red, white, and green stripes. He wears a red, white, and green sash across his chest and brown shoes. His proper right arm is amputated at the elbow (Óbregon lost this arm in battle during the Mexican Revolution). He stands on a green and black rectangular base with text that reads: Gral. Álvaro Óbregon.