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Figurine; made of pottery painted with commercial oil-based paints; in the form of devil on sun; round base painted yellow; three legs for support, half green half yellow; circular face mounted on top of legs, back painted green, front green with gold border, orange face, grey eyebrows, eye outline and moustache, black pupils, white eyes, red cheeks and lips, open mouth, white teeth; devil on top of sun painted black with white and yellow markings, red lips and protruding tongue.
- Production date
Height: 35 centimetres
Width: 17 centimetres
Depth: 14.50 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. 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
- Right leg, right hand and left horn on devil show signs of previous repair.
- 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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