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Bowl, Incised Hands

Date:
7th–9th century
Geography:
Mexico, Mesoamerica, Veracruz
Culture:
Veracruz
Medium:
Ceramic
Dimensions:
H. 4 1/2 x Diam. 7 1/4 in. (11.43 x 18.42 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Gift of Albert J. Grant and Monique Grant Joint Revocable Trust, 2014
Accession Number:
2014.244.12
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 358
The thin-walled bowl in medium to dark-brown clay has a flat bottom and elegantly curved walls decorated on the outside with two incised hands on opposite sides. The outstretched fingers of hands are pointing up. The vessel walls and fingernails are burnished while the hands and bottom are roughened and have a grey color.
Albert J. and Monique Grant, New York, acquired 1960s; Albert J. Grant and Monique Grant Joint Revocable Trust, until 2014

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