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Tonalá ware cat figure
  • Mexico
  • Tonalá ware cat figure, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Tonalá, Jalisco, Mexico
  • ceramic, paint, glazing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 13.5 x 10.5 x 19.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 5 5/16 x 4 1/8 x 7 11/16 in
  • Gift of Ellie LeCompte
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0221
Description

Ceramic figure of an animal, identified as a cat. The figure is reclining on its side, with its head raised. The body is painted red and the legs, tail, and facial features are painted on in black and white. Painted on the center of the body on both front and back is a white crane or other bird.