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Chest

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Wood, lacquer
  • Possible Place Made: Olinala, Mexico
  • DATES 1878
    DIMENSIONS 14 x 33 1/16 x 16 15/16in. (35.6 x 84 x 43cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER L41.106
    CREDIT LINE Lent by Dr. Herbert J. Spinden
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Chest, 1878. Wood, lacquer, 14 x 33 1/16 x 16 15/16in. (35.6 x 84 x 43cm). Brooklyn Museum, Lent by Dr. Herbert J. Spinden, L41.106. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, L41.106_transpc003.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Wooden chest with lacquer decoration showing red background on which landscape scenes, animals, human figures, flowers, leaves, etc. are represented in various colors. The attached cover has a flat top and sloping sides. On the cover the word "Independencia" appears above an eagle. The interior of the chest is red and only the inside of the cover is decorated with a bird and flower design. The date 1878 appears on the inside of the cover above bird.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (76%)
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