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small bowl
  • Mexico
  • small bowl, late 1800s–2001
  • Where object was made: Mexico ??
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 4 x 17.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 9/16 x 6 7/8 in
  • Gift of Kevin Fulk
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6876

The small shallow bowl is round and has a white interior. There is a kneeling human figure wearing a headdress with large ear frontals, and a cloth around his hips. He is holding an object before his body with stylized swirls of smoke. The interior edges are trimmed with dotted "C" like designs in brown and light red.

The exterior is white. There are four "U" shapes in red or light yellow with black crosshatching in the interior space of the "U." It has a red rim.

It is identified as a replica of a Mayan polychrome bowl.