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hatseller scene
  • Peru
  • hatseller scene, late 1900s–1998
  • Where object was made: Peru
  • wood, clay, paint, leather, metal, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 13.5 x 7 x 6 cm door closed
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 5/16 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/8 in door closed
  • Gift of Barbara Waggoner
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4889

The small rectangular box has a triangle at the top and a hinged door. The interior of the box depicts a figure wearing a red top and black and white striped pants standing behind a wooden table with hats on top and on the light blue walls. The outside of the box is painted light yellow with red edges and a red grid with "x's" in each square. The triangle at the top has a red sunburst. The interior of the door has a flower-like design with four pointed ovals joined at a red circle and a leaf-like shape with parallel lines at the top and bottom. The outside of the door is a similar design with smaller pointed ovals and larger leaves, without the lines.