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miniature jar
  • Ayoreo peoples
  • miniature jar, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • ceramic
  • Object Height/Diameter: 6.5 x 6 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 1/2 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5419

The very small jar has a short, narrow neck and a pointed bottom. It is light brown but otherwise undecorated.

It is a miniature of the style of jar used to store dried, ground peppers. It was intended as a toy but it can actually be used to hold dried, ground peppers.