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ornament in shape of a lyre
  • Manuel Raimundo Cordoba
    active: Mexico
  • ornament in shape of a lyre, 1989
  • Where object was made: San Antonino, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • flowers, wood, palm leaf?, plastic, metal, drying
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 26 x 11 x 3.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 10 1/4 x 4 5/16 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5192

The ornament is in the shape of a lyre decorated with dried flowers. The backing appears to be palm leaves. The "U" of the lyre and the base are decorated with brown and light colored dried flowers. They are edged with small white dried flowers. The strings of the lyre and the handle to hold the piece as a whole are small bits of rigid plant fiber. The piece is held together with plastic string and the flowers appear to be held on with wire.