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bules (gourd bottle)
  • Valley Zapotec peoples
  • bules (gourd bottle), 1989
  • Where object was made: Ejutla, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • gourd
  • Object Height/Diameter: 9.5 x 4 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 3/4 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4843

The small gourd is shaped like an "8." It was intended to be a bottle for water, but is as yet unmodified. It is light brown.