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Title:Tray (Batea)
Date Made:early 19th century
Type:Household Accessory
Materials:lacquered wood
Place Made:North America; Mexico; Michoacán; Pátzcuaro
Measurements:Overall: 1 9/16 in x 12 13/16 in x 11 3/8 in; 4 cm x 32.5 cm x 28.9 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1955.583.a
Credit Line:Gift of the children of Dwight W. Morrow (Class of 1895) and Elizabeth C. Morrow
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

One of a pair of octagonal trays (see 1955.583.b) with yellow background and painted decorations in red, black , blue, brown, and white. 2 musicians and 2 grils dancing in center surrounded by scroll designs. Flower and ribbon designs on scalloped sides. Black lacquer on exterior with central floral design in clue, yellow, green, and rose.

dancers; figures; men; musical instruments; patterns; trays; women

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