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devil figure
  • Adrian Xuana
    active: Mexico
  • devil figure, 1986–1996
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • wood, paint, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 19 x 7.5 x 11.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 7 1/2 x 2 15/16 x 4 1/2 in
  • Museum purchase: Gift of the Friends of the KUMA
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4352.02

This is one of a dancing set of figures. The standing female devil figure (2007.4352.02) has a red head and body with a black tail and horns. It has tall pointed ears with green interiors, green and yellow in the eyes, pink lips and nipples, a black beauty mark near the upper lip with green leaf-like designs below the white navel. The arms are both raised in front of her to waist level.