Gift of Albert J. Grant and Monique Grant Joint Revocable Trust, 2014
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 358
This bowl, reportedly from the site of Las Bocas, Puebla, Mexico, is in a full, round shape with a small opening at the top. Made of a kaolin-like clay, its walls are thin and burnished to a high gloss. It is undecorated, but the variegated color on its outer surface ranges from beige, to grey, to light brown and orange-red.
Albert J. and Monique Grant, New York, acquired 1960s; Albert J. Grant and Monique Grant Joint Revocable Trust, until 2014