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figure playing drum
  • Guatemala
  • figure playing drum, late 1800s–1953
  • Where object was made: Guatemala
  • wood, cotton, burlap, paint, paper, metal, embroidering
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 22 x 9 x 15 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 8 5/8 x 3 1/2 x 5 7/8 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6299

The figure leaning on a wooden support playing a large drum. He wears a pointed burlap hat. His facial features are embroidered on. His long sleeved shirt is dark blue, red, green, and white stripes. He is wearing a light brown scarf and wide yellow sash and a red apron with dark stripes over dark trousers. He supports a tall cylindrical drum on his feet. It has red and green vertical stripes with paper drum heads. He has brown shoes. He is mounted on a rectangular wooden base.