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male storyteller figure
  • Frances Suina
    1902–1992, active 1930–1980s
    active: United States, United States
  • male storyteller figure, circa 1970s
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 19 x 11 x 17.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 7 1/2 x 4 5/16 x 6 7/8 in
  • Gift of Ellie LeCompte
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0233
Description
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Seated male figure with legs extended in front of him. The figure's clothing is painted on in black and orange paint and indicates a button-down shirt with bowtie and striped pants. The figure has black hair painted on and is wearing an orange headband, and his mouth is open, as if speaking. Sitting atop his legs are four smaller figures of two boys and two girls. In the large figure's arms is another, smaller child figure.