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Tonalá ware skunk figure
  • Mexico
  • Tonalá ware skunk figure, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Tonalá, Jalisco, Mexico
  • ceramic, paint, glazing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 18.5 x 9 x 26 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 7 5/16 x 3 9/16 x 10 1/4 in
  • Gift of Ellie LeCompte
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0220
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Ceramic figure of a four-legged animal, possibly identified as a skunk. The figure has a long body, pointed head, very small legs, and a large tail extending at the back. The field is tan colored and the back is decorated with bands of flowers and there are dark stripes on the back of the figure's head and on the sides of the body. The tail is covered in light and dark gray lines