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cántaro (water jar)
  • Highland Mixe peoples
  • cántaro (water jar), 1989
  • Where object was made: Tamazulapan del Progreso, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • ceramic
  • Object Height/Diameter: 16 x 12.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 6 1/4 x 4 7/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4731

The jar has a globular body and a rounded neck, expanded at the middle. There are two small loop handles from the wide portion of the neck to the shoulder of the body. It is made of brown clay and has large black firing clouds.