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apaxtle grande (large bowl)
  • Faustina Perez
    active: Mexico
  • apaxtle grande (large bowl), 1989
  • Where object was made: Ocotlán de Morelos, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • ceramic
  • Object Height/Diameter: 21.5 x 45 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 8 7/16 x 17 11/16 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4937

The large bowl has a flat bottom and flared sides. The interior is decorated with a row of white flower outlines and leaves. There is a single flower with stem and two leaves on the bottom and a thin wavy line at the rim. The exterior is undecorated.

It is orange with very large firing clouds.

It was used for serving food and drink at large parties and for cooking large quantities of food.