students study the Spice Container from the collection. Tell what
they think the container is and what it was used for. Discuss
its shape and parts.
the term motif. Have students
tell what motifs they see on the container. Explain that this
piece was made in Mexico, but designed much like a classical piece
from ancient Greece and Rome.
at the bench and wardrobe from the neoclassical artworks. identify
the Greek and Roman elements found on these artworks. Compare
and contrast the classical elements of the spice container with
the bench and wardrobe.
the process of casting silver and chiseling silver.