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figure with bundle of wood on head
  • Guatemala
  • figure with bundle of wood on head, late 1800s–1953
  • Where object was made: Guatemala
  • wood, paper, cotton, wood, plant fiber, ceramic, embroidering
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 15.5 x 6 x 5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 6 1/8 x 2 3/8 x 1 15/16 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6362

The standing figure has a bundle of sticks balanced on her head. She is wearing a green and white dress with a green and yellow shawl. She has a red headwrap and pink sash. Her face is cotton with embroidered features. Her proper left arm is bent to hold a ceramic mug. Her proper right arm is bent to hold a bundle wrapped in cornhusk. She stands on a square wooden base.