Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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apaxtle (bowl)
  • Rafael Velasco
    active: Mexico
  • apaxtle (bowl), 1989
  • Where object was made: Atzompa, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • ceramic, glazing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 11.5 x 32.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 1/2 x 12 3/4 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4763

The orange ceramic bowl has a flat bottom and flared sides. The interior and rim are covered with green glaze which has spilled down the side.

It was used for cooking and storing.