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Cigar Box with Mayan Figures

MO 63.3181
Cigar Box with Mayan Figures
Maker unknown
1963
Guatemala
Silver, cedar
1 3/4" x 8 1/4" x 4 1/2"
Rectangular cigar box decorated in repousse on lid with Mayan figures in a procession. The exterior front side of the box is engraved with an inscription to President Kennedy in Spanish as remembrance of the reunion of the 7 Presidents in San Jose 18-21 of March 1963.
The 7 presidents (referred to in the inscription on the Humidor) in attendance at the Presidents' Conference in Costa Rica were John F. Kennedy, President of the United States; Francisco J. Orlich, President of Costa Rica; Miguel Ydigoras Fuentes, President of Guatemala; Julio A. Rivera, President of El Salvador; Ramon Villeda, President of Honduras; Luis Somoza, President of Nicaragua; Roberto F. Chiari, President of Panama. This cigar box was presented to President John F. Kennedy during the Presidents' Conference in Costa Rica on March 18, 1963 by the President of Guatemala, General Miguel Ydigoras Fuentes.
General Miguel Ydigoras Fuentes, President of Guatemala 1958-1963
  • JFKPOF-043-016
  • JFKPOF-108-009
National Archives and Records Administration. Office of Presidential Libraries. John F. Kennedy Library. (04/01/1985- )
Donated to the United States
JFKSG-MO-1963-3181