Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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nurse figure
  • Brazil
  • nurse figure, early 1940s
  • Where object was made: Santarém, Brazil
  • cloth, plant fiber, paper, weaving, embroidering
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 25.5 x 13 x 9 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 10 1/16 x 5 1/8 x 3 9/16 in
  • Gift of Barbara Pirtle
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7241

The standing figure of a woman is wearing a light brown uniform-like dress. She has pale skin and an embroidered face. She is wearing a woven straw hat and carries a woven straw shoulder bag on her left shoulder. The dress is short sleeved and embroidered with "visitadora SESP" on her left breast along with a white and green cross. It has brown paper buttons. She is wearing light brown shoes and stands on an octagonal base.