Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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maté cup
  • Brazil
  • maté cup, late 1800s–1993
  • Where object was made: Brazil
  • gourd, woodburning, incising
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 9 x 8 x 7.5 cm height with stem
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 9 x 8 x 7.5 cm height with stem
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4835
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Description

The small globular gourd has a narrow stem or neck. It has a round opening cut into the side of the gourd. Dark scallops decorate the opening. There are two dark semicircles, attached at one end, on each side. There are incised stem and leaf designs and a large stylized leaf design of parallel lines. There are four triangles opposite from the opening, two are dark and two are field colored.