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Zapatista figure
  • Mexico
  • Zapatista figure, late 1800s–2000
  • Where object was made: San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
  • cloth, wood, yarn, embroidering
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 10.5 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 4 1/8 x 2 1/8 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6363

The small figure is wearing a black mask and a white dress-like garment. The small amount of visible face is white with embroidered features. The pink arms hold a wooden object, possibly a gun. It has dark grey legs and a black sash with green yarn across the chest. There is a grey bundle on the back.