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cántaro (jar with two handles)
  • Florencia Machuca Hernandez
    active: Mexico
  • cántaro (jar with two handles), 1989
  • Where object was made: Río Blanco, Nochixtlán District, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • ceramic, staining
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 30.5 x 17 x 18 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 12 x 6 11/16 x 7 1/16 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4797

The jar has a pointed bottom, elongated body, and straight neck with a flared rim. There are two handles at the shoulder, placed close together. It is light brown with dark brown stain in a very irregular pattern at the neck and on some of the body.