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cántaro with apaxtle (water jar with lid)
  • Andrea Martinez Juarez
    active: Mexico
  • cántaro with apaxtle (water jar with lid), 1989
  • Where object was made: San Marcos Tlapasola, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • ceramic
  • Object Height/Diameter: a 28 x 25 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: a 11 x 9 13/16 in
    Object Height/Diameter: b 4 x 10 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: b 1 9/16 x 3 7/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4935.a,b

The globular jar (2007.4935.a) has a short, narrow neck and a slightly flared rim. It has a rounded bottom. It is orange with a large black firing cloud.

The small bowl (2007.4935.b) is used for a lid for the jar. It has a rounded bottom. It is also made from orange clay and is undecorated. The lid may be used as a bowl for spices.