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Bowl (Tecomate)

Date:
12th–9th century B.C.
Geography:
Mexico, Mesoamerica, Puebla
Culture:
Olmec
Medium:
Ceramic
Dimensions:
H. 4 3/16 x Diam. 5 5/8 in. (10.7 x 14.3 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Containers
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.206.1221
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 358
This bowl, reportedly from the site of Tlatilco, Mexico, is in a full, round shape with a small opening at the top. Made of a kaolin-like clay, its undecorated walls are thin and burnished to a high gloss.
[Frances Pratt., New York, until 1969]; Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York, 1969, on loan to The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1969–1978

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