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juste (pack saddle for a donkey)
  • Mexico
  • juste (pack saddle for a donkey), 1989
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • wood, metal, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 21 x 35 x 43.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 8 1/4 x 13 3/4 x 17 1/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4934

The small wooden saddle has slats that fit along an animal's back and are slightly concave at the center bottom. The back piece has a rounded top, but holds the slats at the correct angle. The front piece is at the same angle with a round pommel that is flat on top. It is held together with nails.

It is made of a light natural wood and is otherwise undecorated.