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decorated gourd bowl
  • Peru
  • decorated gourd bowl, 1900–1925
  • Where object was made: Peru
  • gourd, burning, incising
  • Object Height/Diameter: 7.5 x 12 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 15/16 x 4 3/4 in
  • Gift of James Frink and Mimi Kaplysh in memory of Margaret Frink
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0099

Hollowed gourd, bowl shaped. Circular band along bowl rim with triangle design that rounds body decorated with three birds facing each other, bird and small four-legged mammal facing each other, and a man facing a bird. Human figure is wearing a rimmed hat, carrying two tools over shoulder and wearing long jacket, pants and in a walking motion. Base has floral design surrounded by double line circle. Designs are incised and burned.