Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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donkey shaped candleholder
  • Mexico
  • donkey shaped candleholder, late 1900s
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • ceramic, incising
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 17 x 12.5 x 20.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 6 11/16 x 4 7/8 x 8 1/16 in
  • Gift of Carol Chavez
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6257

The black ceramic donkey has a saddle. There are two round containers on each side of the donkey, which function as candle holders. The detail on the face and neck is incised and there is some kind of tack across the chest.