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figurine of Adolfo Ruiz Cortines
  • Margarito Nuñez
    born: Tlaquepaque, Jalisco Mexico ; active: Mexico
  • figurine of Adolfo Ruiz Cortines, circa 1950
  • Where object was made: Mexico City, Mexico
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 14.5 x 6 x 5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 11/16 x 2 3/8 x 1 15/16 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6355

The standing figure is identified as Adolfo Ruiz Cortines (Mexican president 1952-1958). He has short grey hair with a receding hairline and eyeglasses. He is wearing a green-grey suit with a vest and a white shirt with a red and green tie. He has brown shoes. The black and green base has text that reads: Lie Adolfo Ruiz Cortines.