INCENSE BOAT (NAVETA)
Nao-shaped structure. Decorated with railings and geometric motif, some of which simulate fleur-de-lis or wood.
Has one partially illegible seal** on upper part of the bow.
Presents conservation and structural details.
4.3" (11 cm) tall
*This piece was exhibited in "Los galeones de la plata. México, corazón del comercio interoceánico 1565-1815", presented in 1998 in the Museo de Historia Mexicana (Monterrey, Nuevo León), at the Franz Mayer Museum and the Museo Amparo.
** This seal appears in the 16th century repertoire, from 1575-1578 in the catalog of the exhibit, "El arte de la platería mexicana. 500 años." presented at the Centro Cultural Arte Contemporáneo in 1989.
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