Bowl (Tecomate), Ceramic, Olmec

Bowl (Tecomate)

Date:
12th–9th century B.C.
Geography:
Mexico, Mesoamerica
Culture:
Olmec
Medium:
Ceramic
Dimensions:
Diam. 4 3/4 in. (12 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Containers
Credit Line:
Gift of Albert J. Grant and Monique Grant Joint Revocable Trust, 2014
Accession Number:
2014.244.3
Not on view
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