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anthropomorphic figure
E093237 Anthropomorphic Figure - Front, Mexico, Central America. La Catrina skeleton figure for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Materials Conservation Dept
 
Summary:
E093237 - 4/2/2003, anthropomorphic figure, San Miguel de Allende, , Guanajuato, Mexico, America, Central & Caribbean
Item Name:
anthropomorphic figure
Label:
La Catrina Painted clay San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico Acquired 2002 The calavera (skeleton) of a woman is known as Catrina, and is a common Mexican symbol of death. She is always depicted as a wealthy woman in a big hat and fancy dress.
Keywords:
tourist ephemera
festival
ancestral spirit
pottery
Place:
San Miguel de Allende
Province/State:
Guanajuato
Country:
Mexico
Collection Area:
America, Central & Caribbean
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
04/02/2003
Registration Number:
E093237
Associated Stories:
Mexican Dia de los Muertos - Day of the Death
Mexican Dia de los Muertos - Day of the Death