Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

base for volteador
  • unknown Valley Zapotec maker
  • base for volteador, 1989
  • Where object was made: Atzompa, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • ceramic
  • Object Height/Diameter: 18 x 20.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 7 1/16 x 8 1/16 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4695

The pot has a globular body and a short, nearly straight neck. It is brown with large black areas and is undecorated.

Irene Paz used this old broken pot as a base for a volteador, a device for turning pottery.