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figurine of Emilio Portes Gil
  • Margarito Nuñez
    born: Tlaquepaque, Jalisco Mexico ; active: Mexico
  • figurine of Emilio Portes Gil, circa 1950
  • Where object was made: Mexico City, Mexico
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 14 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 1/2 x 2 1/8 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6351

The standing figure is identified as Emilio Portes Gil (Mexican president 1928-1930). He is dark complected with short dark hair parted on the proper left. He is wearing a black tuxedo with tails and a white vest with black buttons. He has black shoes. The green and black base has text that reads: Emilio Portes Gil.