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jarrito (small pitcher)
  • Zapotec peoples
  • jarrito (small pitcher), 1989
  • Where object was made: Tabegua, Villa Alta, Mexico
  • ceramic
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 14 x 8.5 x 17 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 5 1/2 x 3 3/8 x 6 11/16 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4761

The pitcher has a bean-shaped body. It has a cylindrical neck at one end and the other end has a neck that ends in an animal head with long ears, possibly a rabbit. There are small holes for the eyes and mouth. The handle extends from the open neck to the base of the opposite neck. It is orange with firing clouds.