This article has been produced on the occasion of the exhibition Return Journey. Art of the Americas in Spain (5 October 2021-13 February 2022).
"Writing desk" case
Fabric; metal zip. 23 x 15 cm. Waterproof recycled material.
Orpheus tries to soothe the wild animals that surround him with his music in the beautiful writing desk manufactured in New Spain ca. 1700, now in the Museo Arqueológico Nacional. One of these creatures is the deer reproduced in this cloth case which, thanks to its dimensions and being waterproof, is a very versatile accessory.