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Inventory of the Gloria Anzaldúa Altares Collection
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Container List

Box 1

Painted Fish (large - wood)

Box 1

Painted frog (wood ornament)

Box 1

Aztec Statue (stone on wood pedestal)

Box 1

Aztec Head (stone)

Box 1

Brass monkey

Box 1

Metal horse (black)

Box 1

Wood sea otter

Box 1

Naughty Nun crèche

Box 1

Fossil spiral

Box 1

Wooden Owl on pedestal

Box 1

Red Fruit Bowl (ceramic, small)

Box 1

Tiny Rattan Basket w/ceramic fruits & vegetables

Box 1

Shell (large, white)

Box 1

Shell (small white/tan)

Box 1

Shell (small w/hole)

Box 1

Metal Horse on polished rock slice

Box 1

"Frieda Kahlo" - button

Box 1

"Support Indian Sovereignty" - button

Box 1

"Who you callin' immigrant, pilgrim?" - button

Box 1

"Take Back the Night" - button

Box 1

"Being Weird isn't enough" - button

Box 1

"Todos un Pueblo" - button

Box 2

Red Cowboy Hand

Box 2

Black penguin (beak broken)

Box 2

Glass Hummingbird

Box 2

Wooden Roadrunner

Box 2

Ceramic duck

Box 2

Black armadillo (standing)

Box 2

Duck Box

Box 2

Hen coin box

Box 2

Stone Seal

Box 2

Red Stone dog

Box 2

Black spoon

Box 2

Brass turtle

Box 2

Metal armadillo (The Alamo)

Box 2

Hen box (oriental)

Box 2

Black rooster

Box 2

Black duck (standing)

Box 2

Black duck (nesting)

Box 2

Black clay hen (nesting)

Box 2

Black clay rooster (standing, tail fanned)

Box 2

Coiled snake w/separate tail and head (incense burner)

Box 2

Armadillo magnet

Box 2

Snake magnets (2)

Box 2

Wood alligator

Box 2

Clay salamander

Box 2

Beaded lizard

Box 2

Painted wood alligator

Box 2

Polynesian woman (wood)

Box 2

4 Snakes (1 flat ceramic; 1 light brown; 1 dark brown; 1 short gourd rattle)

Box 2

Snake (bamboo, articulated)

Box 3

Mouse pad decorated w/ Virgin de Guadalupe

Box 3

Wooden snake on wheels

Box 3

Stone turtle

Box 3

Wood box decorated w/cacti

Box 3

Wood stick, approx. 6" long

Box 3

4 Small rubber turtles

Box 3

Stone turtle (handmade by Rose Lightning)

Box 3

Virgin candle

Box 3

Small basket with cut ribbons

Box 3

2 Small face masks

Box 3

Yemaya candle

Box 3

Stuffed snake

Box 3

Eskimo knife

Box 3

Yellow wool cloth w/fringe

Box 3

Red plastic frame with cartoon of naked woman sleeping, jaguar, snake

Box 3

Multi-colored woven rug wrapped around 1 pink metal framed picture of jaguar

Box 3

2 Pouches w/dried nuts

Box 3

Pouch w/sand, dirt, seeds, etc

Box 3

Articulated wooden snake toy

Box 3

Braided straw coil

Box 3

Frieda Kahlo - US Stamp ceremony 6/22/2001, postcard

Box 3

Small blue rug

Box 3

Silver metal frame with cartoon - Frank Romero "La Llorena"

Box 3

Many Hands Gallery box containing: 1 round crystal; 1 crystal pendant & black bead choker

Box 3

Mini books in slipcases

Box 3

Carved wood turtle

Box 4

Metal lizard incense burner

Box 4

Coiled paper snake (fragile)

Box 4

Beaded doll

Box 4

2 Corn cobs - wax candles

Box 4

Miniature tableau: Skeleton kneeling over grave with flowers

Box 4

Metal woman

Box 4

Ceramic lizard magnet

Box 4

3 Miniature ceramics: rabbit, owl, cat

Box 4

2 Pendants - goddess Quan Yin

Box 4

Miniature tableau: Black painted wood car with man & woman passengers w/separate cross marked "Gloria"

Box 4

Miniature tableau: Diego Rivera as a frog, table w/food, skeleton Frida Kahlo; label reads, "Ofrenda para Diego Y Frida"

Box 4

Miniature tableau: table with skulls, snakes, black candles - table base broken

Box 4

Metal frog - small

Box 4

Metal horse [brass]

Box 4

Black felt hat

Box 4

Frog wind chime

Box 5

Wooden yellow jaguar woman with tail (large, fragile)

Box 5

Wood & stone incense holder w/ turtle & incense sticks

Box 5

Standing figurine in paper w/ ceramic face & basket of corn kernels

Box 5

Abalone shell

Box 5

Sandstone book end

Box 5

Round, wooden mirror

Box 5

"Fundo Colliguay, Chile" - Key holder in shape of house front

Box 5

Star of Austerity - "The Watcher" card

Box 5

Wooden egg

Box 5

Lace butterfly in plastic box

Box 6

Small armadillo

Box 6

Large red armadillo

Box 6

Black hippo

Box 6

Stone polar bear

Box 6

Stone horse

Box 6

Stone Duck box

Box 6

Stone quail

Box 6

Stone Duck, setting

Box 6

Stone duck, beak elevated

Box 6

Ceramic black mask, small

Box 6

Virgin with calla lilies

Box 6

Small wooden mask

Box 6

Shell and metal Owl

Box 6

Stone Owl box

Box 6

Virgin crèche

Box 6

Clay mask, brown

Box 6

Fish-tailed woman

Box 6

Clay pig, small

Box 6

Unicorn magnet - shell inlay

Box 6

11 buttons (1 "No on 2"; 1 Outrageous 1997; 1 Amazonia National Zoo; 1 Discover Columbus Legacy; 1 Purple/pink cave painting; 1 "I'm Illegal"; 1 Talk Action=Zero; 1 Hopwood v. University of Texas; 1 Contributor; 1 Refuse & Resist; 1 Spic dyke)

Box 6

"The Rattle" - broken in handling by student

Box 6

Origami by Kit Quan - 2 round boxes, 1 large square box, 2 small square boxes, 1 triangle box, 1 cow, 4 dark orange stars, 2 light orange stars, 3 gold stars, 1 green star, 1 purple star, 1 blue star,; 1 white frog

Box 6

Miniature book - no text

Box 6

Writers' altar with inscription strip, 1 red dice, 6 plastic toy animals (1 gorilla, 1 lion, 1 lioness, 1 rhinocerous, 2 alligators)

Box 6

Altar in Bathroom

A A

Tray A - 2 $2.00 bills, 1 beaded lizard, 1 metal lizard, 1 tiny trillobyte, 1 tiny red hippo, 1 tiny stone, 1 virgin medal

B B

Tray B - 4 graduated "yin-yang" canisters, largest holds coins: 1 10 pence (Gt. Britain); 1 Susan B. Anthony Silver dollar; 1 Danish Krone; 9 Mexican pesos; 1 Mexican 20 pesos coin

Box 7

Aztec twins figure

Box 7

Small white clay pot

Box 7

Rubber stamp of "Our Lady of Guadalupe"

Box 7

"Virgin" magnet - satire of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Box 7

Small "Our Lady of Guadalupe" magnet

Box 7

Small "Our Lady of Guadalupe" - cloth pendant, back side has image too

Box 7

"La Sirena" magnet

Box 7

1 cactus magnet

Box 7

Silver mirror with brass flowers, birds, sun

Box 7

"Our Lady of Guadalupe" wooden plaque

Box 7

Piece of pyrite (Fool's Gold)

Box 7

Unicorn in geode

Box 7

Zebra candle stick

Box 7

Metal bell

Box 7

Round ceramic box w/top - green decoration

Box 7

3 Clear crystals

Box 7

1 Purple geode

Box 7

2 Purple crystals

Box 7

Elongated female figurine

Box 8

Turtle made from Mt. St. Helen's ash

Box 8

Oval turtle magnet

Box 8

Wooden fish, wooden armadillo ornaments

Box 8

Blue/Black beaded necklace

Box 8

3 coins in a small clay pot

Box 8

"Texas" magnet

Box 8

Skeleton playing guitar ink stamp

Box 8

Big plastic skull

Box 8

Miniature clay skull

Box 8

"La Marrana de-Mi-Vecina" - clay pig

Box 8

Cactus ink stamp

Box 8

Miniature plastic bull

Box 8

Miniature metal dragon

Box 8

Miniature plastic bat

Box 8

Miniature yellow car

Box 8

Jade horse

Box 8

4 coins (1 peso, 3 coins unidentified)

Box 8

Miniature wooden house

Box 8

Plastic skull wind-up toy

Box 8

Astrological dice

Box 8

Clear turtle

Box 8

Stuffed velvet heart ornament

Box 8

Bead, stone, feather necklace

Box 8

Beaded brooch on safety pin

Box 8

Crystal w/woven circle necklace

Box 8

Beaded spider

Box 8

Box O' Rocks (8 white/clear crystals; 1 pink crystal; 2 rock slices; 8 assorted rocks)

Box 8

6 Ceramic goddesses

Box 8

2 round boxes - 1 small black box, 1 larger patterned straw box

Box 8

Pepper Tree magnet

Box 8

Shell box

Box 8

Rock w/crystals in small plastic box

Box 8

2 rubber turtles

Box 8

2 rubber monsters

Box 8

10 assorted shells

Box 8

Snake magnet

Box 8

Octopus magnet

Box 8

2 metal salamanders

Box 8

1 aluminum snake

Box 8

1 sea horse

Box 8

1 wooden horse in packaging

Box 8

1 piece of mushroom coral

Box 8

1 red/gold square brocade jewelry box

Box 9

Not processed yet 11/25/2014

Box 10-13

Framed pieces w/glass

Box 10

"Buried Fire" - card

Box 10

[Stone woman seated w/ turquiose necklace] card

Box 10

[Indian woman - face] mezzotint print - card by Liliana Wilson, 1961

Box 10

[Jaquar print on card]

Box 10

[Indian woman w/bird] image by Liliana Wilson Grez card

Box 10

[Portrait of boy w/ 3 leaves] card

Box 10

[Carved stone woman w/child] card

Box 11

[Open hands collage on handmade paper]

Box 11

"The Meaning of Life" painting card by Liliana Wilson, 1994

Box 11

[Frida Kalo - double portrait] card by Castro, 1991

Box 11

[Aztec stone wall carving], card

Box 11

[Frog drawing] card b/w, 1969

Box 11

[Hand prints on cave wall]

Box 11

"Vallede Bravo, Mexico 1993" by Margaret Randall - b/w card

Box 12

[Virgin de Guadalupe] card

Box 12

[Female nude reclining] blue card

Box 12

[Family portrait w/2 dogs] painting by Lilianna Wilson Grez

Box 12

[Announcement card for show featuring Lilianna Wilson Grez & Celia Roddriquez]

Box 12

"One Nation Under God" card showing quilt

Box 12

[Woman playing flute] b/w drawing on card

Box 12

[Boy sitting on bench with fish staring at him from his lap] - card of painting by Liliana Wilson Grez

Box 13

[Virgin of Guadalupe] blue background, green shawl - card

Box 13

"Tsankawi" by Margaret Randall - color photo card

Box 13

[Frida Kalo w/twins in uterus] color card

Box 13

[Jaquar] b/w/print

Box 13

[Frida Kalo w/Diego Rivera on forehead] color print card by Castro, 1996

Box 13

[1000 pesos bank note - Juana de Asbaje]

Box 13

"Call for Submissions - This Bridge Called My Back, Twenty Years Later", 2001

Box 16

Black glazed ceramic rooster bowl containing metal star

Box 16

2 Gourds with incised faces

Box 16

Ceramic figurine -seated woman with calla lilies

Box 17

Mortar and pestle

Box 17

Ceramic woman black w/square black bead necklace

Box 17

Fossil tile

Box 17

Ceramic otter - black

Box 14-15, 18-24, 26-27

Not processed yet 11/19/2014

Box 25

Goddess staff; Serpent staff