Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Guatemala
  • cup, late 1800s–2000
  • Where object was made: village near Cobán, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala
  • gourd, staining, incising
  • Object Height/Diameter: 7.5 x 7.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 15/16 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4846

The black cup is made from a gourd with the end cut off. It has a rounded bottom and is decorated with a band of light brown flowers, leaves and stems created by scratching away the top surface. There is a band of small light brown triangles near the top.