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pinchacha (strainer)
  • Andrea Martinez Juarez
    active: Mexico
  • pinchacha (strainer), 1989
  • Where object was made: San Marcos Tlapasola, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • ceramic
  • Object Height/Diameter: 31 x 33 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 12 3/16 x 13 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4939

The jar has a large globular body, a rounded bottom and a short, wide neck that flares slightly. The body is pierced with many small circular holes from the shoulder down.

It was used to drain lime water from nixtamal (hominy).