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Zapatista figure
  • Mexico
  • Zapatista figure, late 1800s–2000
  • Where object was made: San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
  • cotton, wood, string, embroidering
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 9.5 x 5 x 4.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 3 3/4 x 1 15/16 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6364

The small figure is wearng a black mask and a black dress-like garment. The small amount of visible face is white with embroidered eyes and a pink nose. The brown arms are covered in black string and hold a wooden object, probably a gun. The light grey legs have purple string. There is white yarn across the chest and a dark brown bundle on the back.