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Figurine; made of pottery; in the form of devils on gazebo?; round base painted orange; three arches over base, painted white with yellow sides, orange knobs; two devils wrestle across top of arches, one painted black with white and orange stripes, white birds on chest and knee, other one red with white and yellow accents, white bird at crotch; climbing up one arch to bite red devil are lizard painted black with brown and white markings and snake painted green with black, yellow and white markings.
- Production date
Height: 33.50 centimetres
Width: 20.50 centimetres
Depth: 27 centimetres
- Curator's comments
See Thompson, Amanda. Cerámica: Mexican Pottery of the 20th Century. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2001 p. 126-33 for Ocumicho pottery.
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.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1977-1978, London, Horniman Museum
- Snake broken off in two pieces.
- Acquisition date
- 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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