for use in homes reveals the tastes and fashions of wealthy Mexicans.
Furniture ranged from small portable writing desks and chests
to large wardrobes. Portraits introduce women adorned in rich
clothes and jewels. Artists created containers from tin-glazed
earthenware and lacquered wood. Wealthy Mexicans drank chocolate
from coconut shells mounted in silver and aristocratic ladies
kept cigarettes in special gold cases.
about these selected works of art:
Portrait of an Indian
Lady, Daughter of a Cacique