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silla (small chair)
  • Mexico
  • silla (small chair), 1989
  • Where object was made: Tlacolula de Matamoros, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • wood, metal
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 50 x 30 x 34.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 19 5/8 x 11 3/4 x 13 9/16 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4931

The small wooden chair is assembled with mortise and tenon joints. It has a flat seat, straight legs, and four chair rungs. The back has two crosspieces and one center vertical piece with notched edges.

The seat is nailed on.

Adults and children sit in these small chairs.