Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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shallow bowl
  • Mexico
  • shallow bowl, late 1800s–1950
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • ceramic, paint, molding
  • Object Height/Diameter: 4 x 39.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 9/16 x 15 9/16 in
  • Gift from the estate of Gertrude W. Green
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6878

The shallow bowl has a very wide rim. It is round and made of grey clay. The interior bottom is decorated with concentric circles of designs and triangles and a small version of the Aztec sunstone in dark grey . The vertical wall of the bowl has square shapes made from diagonal blue lines with white squiggles between. The wide rim has two bands of decoration. One is medium blue with four-petalled brown flowers and clusters of vertical white lines separated by a stepped white line. The other band is light brown with a black key-like design. There is a dark brown band between and near the edge of the rim. There is medium blue on the edge of the rim.