A TRANSCULTURAL MOSAIC included a recent gift of international textiles, an extraordinary Peruvian retablo, Mexican ceramic figures by Teodora Blanco, a traditional Sicilian painted donkey cart, African earthenware pots, a North African saddle, masks from Africa, New Guinea and India, a terra cotta elephant from India, a Middle Eastern pictorial carpet, and a Pre-Columbian ceramic funerary vessel.

This exhibition was funded in part by the San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program.

Collection Source: Mingei International Museum


On View: Sep 01, 1996 - Nov 01, 1996

Curator: Martha Longenecker

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