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tarimas (small bench)
  • Mexico
  • tarimas (small bench), 1989
  • Where object was made: Tlacolula de Matamoros, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • wood, metal
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 23.5 x 20.5 x 32 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 9 1/4 x 8 1/16 x 12 5/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4932

The seat of the small wooden bench is made from two slats that are angled to created a groove that runs the length of the bench. The bottom of each end piece has a triangular notch. One rectangular rung runs down each side.
It is made of a light natural colored wood and is otherwise undecorated.