Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Valdez Brothers
  • tray, late 1900s–1994
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • wood, paint, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 4.5 x 28 x 43.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 1 3/4 x 11 x 17 1/8 in
  • Gift of Carol Chavez
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7002

The oval tray has curved sides. There are two scallops on each long edge and cutout handles on the short ends. The tray is light brown. The interior bottom has two concentric circles in black with large crescents on either end. The center has a black and gold flower with white detail. There is a black band around the center circle that has three small flowers, each with two curving stems and leaves. It is black with gold and white detail. The crescents each have a large flower in the center that are black and gold with white detail. The field is all black with an allover gold pattern.