Art of the Americas - Alebrije, Mexico

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Mexico City
Paper mache over wire armature, paint
Early to mid 20th century
9" (23 cm) high by 15" (38 cm) long by 16" (40.5 cm) wide

Ex. Fred and Nancy Roscoe collection, California 

This haunting chimera was collected by the Roscoes in the 1950s and is largely intact, with scattered areas of missing paint. Likely made by the same artist as the other alebrije they collected, either Pedro Linares or someone in his family.


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