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Figurine; made of pottery painted with commercial oil-based paints; in the form of nativity scene; rectangular base painted burgundy; at centre baby Jesus on crib, crib white with purple stripes, Jesus black hair, eyebrows and eyes, pink skin, white nappy with white mould-made flower; at left Mary, white sombrero with purple stripes, black hair, eyebrows and eyes, black cape, white dress with purple flower at waist, black shoes; at right Joseph with white sombrero with purple stripes, black hair, eyebrows, eyes, beard and moustache, orange robe, yellow sash, green staff with white flower and two green leaves.
- Production date
Height: 29.50 centimetres
Width: 17 centimetres
Depth: 8 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
- Joseph's hand broken off; one leaf broken off staff; section of base with Joseph on it broken off.
- 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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