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nicho depicting the madonna?
  • Mexico
  • nicho depicting the madonna?, late 1900s–1994
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • tin?, synthetic hair, glass, cloth, wood, foil, glitter, stamping
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 19 x 13.5 x 6.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 7 1/2 x 5 5/16 x 2 1/2 in
  • Gift of Carol Chavez
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6272

The silver colored metal box frame has glass walls, except for the larger back wall which is silver colored metal. The woman, possibly the madonna, inside has long light colored hair, a silver crown, and a white tent-like dress with glitter embellishment. She is surrounded with small silver foil flowers on a wooden frame. The top of the box has an embellished panel with three leaf-like shapes and a scalloped edge. There is a flower and vine with leaves.