Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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bules (bottle with stopper)
  • unknown Valley Zapotec maker
  • bules (bottle with stopper), 1989
  • Where object was made: Ejutla, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • gourd, plant fiber
  • Object Height/Diameter: 16.5 x 10 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 6 1/2 x 3 7/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4840

The bottle is made from a gourd with a globular portion and large, rounded neck. The small hole at the top of the neck has a piece of corn cob for a stopper that does not come out. It is light brown with white spots, clustered in a row on the neck.