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molcajete
  • Faustina Perez
    active: Mexico
  • molcajete, 1989
  • Where object was made: Ocotlán de Morelos, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • ceramic, incising
  • Object Height/Diameter: 9 x 20.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 1/2 x 8 1/16 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4764
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The ceramic bowl has a foot. The interior is incised with nearly parallel lines in three triangular patches. It is orange with black firing clouds.

It was used with stone tejolete for mashing chili, etc. to make sauces.