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miniature altar
  • Pablo Ayson
    active: Mexico
  • miniature altar, 1996
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • metal, paper, paint, wax, string
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 14 x 14 x 7 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 2 3/4 in
  • Museum purchase: Gift of the Friends of the KUMA
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4323

The round white frame surrounds a picture of a female skeleton figure, possibly Our Lady of Guadalupe, with praying hands. There are black and white pickets around the back of the frame and a small black cross at top. It has a white rectangular wooden base and support to hold the frame. There is a small black candle at either corner on the base and a wide black stripe around the base.