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small tray
  • Mexico
  • small tray, late 1800s–1998
  • Where object was made: Chapultepec, Mexico
  • wood, cardboard, paper, appliqué
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 1.5 x 15 x 18 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 9/16 x 5 7/8 x 7 1/16 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6893

The small oblong octagonal tray has sides that meet the base at an angle. The cardboard has a small piece of wood or plant fiber applied to the surface to depict a building in front of a blue sky with trees in front. The sides are decorated with stripes of blue, yellow, and red. The back is lined with blue paper.

The text at the bottom of the image reads: CASTILLO DE CHAPULTEPEC.