Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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miniature offering table
  • Mexico
  • miniature offering table, 1985–1995
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • wood, lace, cloth, wax, cookies, sesame seeds, plant fiber, ceramic, plastic, sugar?, sequins, cardboard, weaving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 11.5 x 10.5 x 9.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 4 1/2 x 4 1/8 x 3 3/4 in
  • Museum purchase: Argersinger Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6281

The small square table has wooden legs and a white cardboard top. Lace hangs over the sides. The table top is filled with a variety of materials: a skull (possibly made from sugar) with brown sequin eyes, green fruits, three cookies or breads, a small molinillo, a small woven thing, small ceramic vessels, red wax apples and a plastic bottle of tequila.