- Museum number
Toy basket; made of pottery; round flat bottom, vertical sides, wavy rim, handle looped over top; outside painted orange, inside green, rim black, handle pink.
- Production date
Diameter: 5 centimetres
Height: 8.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- For a long time, there has been a tradition of toy-making in Ocumicho. In the decades following the time this object was collected, toys got larger and more elaborate (see 1988 Am8.394, 1990 Am 8.155-6 for comparison). Items such as this were not specifically created for the Day of the Dead Festival, but were often sold at fairs like La Feria de la Cañada in the run-up to the Day of the Dead Festival.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1977-1978, London, Horniman Museum
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Objects collected during the 1970s by Chloë Sayer and Marcos Ortiz. They were exhibited in 1977-1978 at the Horniman Museum, and later acquired by the British Museum.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number