Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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painted bowl
  • Mexico
  • painted bowl, 1989
  • Where object was made: Olinalá, Guerrero, Mexico
  • gourd, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 7 x 12.5 x 13.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 2 3/4 x 4 7/8 x 5 5/16 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4838
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The small bowl is painted on the interior and exterior. It has a red field.
The interior has a blue bird standing in blue water in the center bottom. A dark blue band with white ovals and detail, is flanked by thin yellow lines. The decorated rim has three pink swan-like birds and three blue and light blue circles. The yellow and green designs may represent water plants.
The exterior has a small blue bird in the center bottom and a red band with white chevrons and a thin yellow line. The decorated band is inverted, with three pink swan-like birds and three blue and light blue circles. The yellow and green designs may represent water plants. A medium blue band with white ovals and detail is flanked by thin yellow lines.