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18th C. New Mexican Leather Petaca / Traveling Trunk

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18th C. New Mexican Leather Petaca / Traveling Trunk
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North America, New Mexico, Spanish Colonial period, ca. 1770 to 1820 CE. A beautifully preserved example of a New Mexican petaca (traveling trunk), made of rawhide leather with a cotton cloth lined interior. It features iron hinges and a large iron lock on the front. The leather has a fabulous repeated geometric decoration on all sides, made by overlaying leather bands in a style that was inspired by the Aztecs. Petacas like this one were used throughout the Spanish Empire with some regional stylistic variations. Size: 17" L x 25.5" W x 14.75" H (43.2 cm x 64.8 cm x 37.5 cm)

Mary Caroline Montano, in her book "Tradiciones Nuevomexicanas: Hispano Arts and Culture of New Mexico", writes, "Some New Mexican chests were made with leather overlay, an influence of Mexico's Aztec Indians, who called their leather chests "petacas" (derived from the Nahuatl term "petlacalli", indicating the pre-Columbian interwoven strips of cane or palm fiber, and later, cloth and leather). The term is still used in New Mexico and southern Colorado." (pg . 103).

Provenance: private Glorieta, New Mexico, USA collection, purchased from family in Pilar, New Mexico, USA, around 2010

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#155396
Condition
Wear on surface commensurate with age including some small tears, stains, and great patina on iron. Hinges are in nice condition and functional. Key is lost.
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18th C. New Mexican Leather Petaca / Traveling Trunk

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May 07, 2020
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Est. $8,000 - $12,000Starting Price $4,000
America's Frontier | Ethnographic | Ancient
May 07, 2020 10:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0003 Details
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North America, New Mexico, Spanish Colonial period, ca. 1770 to 1820 CE. A beautifully preserved example of a New Mexican petaca (traveling trunk), made of rawhide leather with a cotton cloth lined interior. It features iron hinges and a large iron lock on the front. The leather has a fabulous repeated geometric decoration on all sides, made by overlaying leather bands in a style that was inspired by the Aztecs. Petacas like this one were used throughout the Spanish Empire with some regional stylistic variations. Size: 17" L x 25.5" W x 14.75" H (43.2 cm x 64.8 cm x 37.5 cm)

Mary Caroline Montano, in her book "Tradiciones Nuevomexicanas: Hispano Arts and Culture of New Mexico", writes, "Some New Mexican chests were made with leather overlay, an influence of Mexico's Aztec Indians, who called their leather chests "petacas" (derived from the Nahuatl term "petlacalli", indicating the pre-Columbian interwoven strips of cane or palm fiber, and later, cloth and leather). The term is still used in New Mexico and southern Colorado." (pg . 103).

Provenance: private Glorieta, New Mexico, USA collection, purchased from family in Pilar, New Mexico, USA, around 2010

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#155396
Condition
...
Wear on surface commensurate with age including some small tears, stains, and great patina on iron. Hinges are in nice condition and functional. Key is lost.
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