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miniature confessional scene
  • Guatemala or Mexico
  • miniature confessional scene, late 1800s–1998
  • Where object was made: Guatemala or Mexico
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 6.5 x 6 x 4.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 2 9/16 x 2 3/8 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6443

The semicircular confessional booth has a priest sitting inside. He is wearing black with a pink sash on his neck. A woman in pink with a white head scarf kneels at the opening on the proper right side of the booth and woman in light blue with a pink head scarf kneels at the window on the proper left. A man with a white shirt, blue trousers, and brown shoes sits at the front on the proper left with a light colored hat beside him. A man wearing a light brown top and green trousers with brown shoes kneels at the proper right front. A figure with black horns, a pink face, a grey body, copper colored wings and a black tail stands between the woman and the man on the proper right playing a guitar.