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Figurine; made of pottery; rectangular base painted dark green on top, pale green on sides, rim decorated with knobs, sides covered with mould-made flowers and knobs; devil figure stands at short end, painted white, yellow and black; on devil's left, three figures with burgundy bodies, yellow hats and heads, horse's head at front of waist painted yellow, tail at back pink, black eyebrows, pupils and mouths; at devil's right three figures with orange bodies with black stripes on chest, yellow hats, black pupils and mouths, yellow horse's head in front, pink tail in back.
- Production date
Height: 27.50 centimetres
Width: 24 centimetres
Depth: 28 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- For a long time, there has been a tradition of toy-making in Ocumicho. In the decades following the time this object was collected, toys got larger and more elaborate. These dancers are possibly from an imagined dance. See Thompson, Amanda. Cerámica: Mexican Pottery of the 20th Century. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2001 p. 126-33 for Ocumicho pottery.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1977-1978, London, Horniman Museum
- All seven figures are broken off base at ankles; devil's left leg shows previous repair; one burgundy figure has lower jaw of horse broken, tail broken off, brim of hat broken; second burgundy figure has right hand broken off; one orange figure has front brim and back brim of hat broken off, jaw of horse broken; second orange figure has two pieces broken off hat, horse head and tail showing previous repair, left leg showing previous repair.
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- Acquisition notes
- Objects collected during the 1970s by Chloë Sayer and Marcos Ortiz. They were exhibited in 1977-1978 at the Horniman Museum, and later acquired by the British Museum.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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