Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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picture frame
  • Alba Matias de Victoria
  • picture frame, 1986–1996
  • Where object was made: Ocotlán de Morelos, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • wood, paint, glass, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 22 x 18 x 2 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 8 5/8 x 7 1/16 x 3/4 in
  • Museum purchase: Gift of the Friends of the KUMA
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4333
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Description
Inscriptions/Signature

The rectangular frame has a raised decoration on the front. It has a black field with small white dots. There are two small angels at the top. The facing left angel wears yellow with green wings and a horn, the facing right wears purple and has a yellow horn and a white wing. There is a standing skeleton on either side of the glass, facing inward and holding a red pitcher aloft that reads "Oaxaca Mezcal." There are three clouds at the top of the frame and a river at the bottom. There are scattered rain drops, stars, and plants. There is also a glass panel. The picture behind the glass is probably not accessioned. There is a purple background with a bust of a skeleton wearing a black hat and crossing his right hand over his heart.