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apaxtle (bowl)
  • Valley Zapotec peoples
  • apaxtle (bowl), 1989
  • Where object was made: Atzompa, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • ceramic, glazing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 9.5 x 26.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 3/4 x 10 3/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4717

The bowl has slightly flared sides and a flat bottom. It has natural colored orange clay on the exterior. The interior has a translucent green glaze. The rim is also glazed and some glaze dripped down the exterior.

It was for cooking, storing, and serving food.