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miniature scene depicting a fishmonger, with lid
  • El Salvador
  • miniature scene depicting a fishmonger, with lid, late 1800s–1998
  • Where object was made: El Salvador
  • ceramic, paint, glazing
  • Object Height/Diameter: together 5.5 x 4 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: together 2 3/16 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of Barbara Waggoner
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6466.a,b

The miniature scene depicts a man kneeling behind three platters of fish (2007.6466.a). He is wearing a yellow hat, a red shirt, and dark blue trousers. The plate of fish in front of him is red, the plate to his right is green, the plate to his left is blue. It is arranged on a round green base.

The lid is shaped like a gourd (2007.6466.b). It is green with white near the constriction and a brown band around the constriction, with a brown "X."