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Figurine; made of pottery; in the form of two Lucifer dancers; rectangular base painted yellow; figure stands on left wearing headdress with orange, white and black feather with white markings, orange scarf over face, white hat with black markings, blue shirt and trousers with white trim, white gloves, black boots; figure on right has purple, green and white feathers, white hat, green scarf over face, orange suit with green trim, white gloves and boots.
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Height: 26 centimetres
Width: 19.50 centimetres
Depth: 7 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 figures are Lucifers (Los Luzbels) from the Christmas "La Pastorela", a traditional play about the shepherds who are told of the the birth of Christ and the triumph of the God's angels over Satan's diablos. 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
- White feather on right figure 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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