Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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miniature yoke
  • Santos Ruiz Gonzalez
    active: Mexico
  • miniature yoke, 1989
  • Where object was made: Corral Del Cerro, Tlacolula, Mexico
  • wood, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 21 x 4 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 8 1/4 x 1 9/16 x 1 1/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5287

The piece of light natural colored wood is nearly rectangular. It has two sets of triangle cutouts on one side with two triangle cutouts on the other side, each centered between the pair above. The triangle cutouts have a triangular projection, to rest over the animals' necks. There are two notches between the paired cutouts, and a string of twisted plant fibers is tied around the middle.