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Incised Plate

Date:
9th–6th century B.C.
Geography:
Mexico, Mesoamerica
Culture:
Olmec
Medium:
Ceramic
Dimensions:
Diam. 10 1/8 in. (25.6 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Containers
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Bullowa, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.205.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 358
This shallow bowl contains incised abstract designs on its center and along the rim in three places. Two parallel lines connect the crenulated designs on the rim. The inner design contains a circle filled with alternatin horizontal wavy and dashed lines, surrounded by u-shaped designs that create a scalloped border.
Arthur M. Bullowa, New York, unti 1979

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