Product made for the exhibition “Return Journey. Art of the Americas in Spain”. Museo Nacional del Prado. Madrid, October 5, 2021 - February 13, 2022.
"The Three Mulattos of Esmeraldas" box
Metal. 10 x 10 cm.
Andrés Sánchez Galque's The Three Mulattos of Esmeraldas (1599) depicts the Arobe, descendants of black slaves who led an indigenous resistance group on the Ecuadorian coast. This practical little metal box, where you can keep small, valuable objects organised and safe, depicts one of them on a green background, dressed in Spanish gowns, pre-Hispanic ornaments, Asian silks and African shark's tooth necklaces.