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miniature depicting a man at desk, with lid
  • El Salvador
  • miniature depicting a man at desk, with lid, 1940s
  • Where object was made: El Salvador
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: together 5 x 4 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: together 1 15/16 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6455.a,b

The miniature scene depicts a man talking on a telephone seated at a desk (2007.6455.a). He has dark hair, and is wearing a black suit with a white tie. The semicircular brown desk has a light brown top and stripes. It sits on a thick white base.

The dome shaped lid (2007.6455.b) is white and undecorated.