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cajete (bowl)
  • Josefina Barranco Perez
    active: Mexico
  • cajete (bowl), 1989
  • Where object was made: San Bartolo Coyotepec, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • ceramic, drawing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 12 x 25 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 3/4 x 9 13/16 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4762

The black bowl has a rounded bottom and a very slightly constricted neck. It is black and the outside is decorated with a tonal curvy line. The inside is decorated with two large flowers, two stems with curlicues and two stems with leaves. The design is black on a black field.

It was used for storing, cooking, and serving food.