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Blackware Bowl

Date:
12th–8th century B.C.
Geography:
Mexico, Mesoamerica
Culture:
Olmec
Medium:
Ceramic
Dimensions:
H. 2 3/8 x Diam. 4 1/8 in. (6 x 10.5 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Containers
Credit Line:
Gift of Albert J. Grant and Monique Grant Joint Revocable Trust, 2014
Accession Number:
2014.244.9
Not on view
The blackware bowl, reportedly from Las Bocas, Puebla, Mexico, has a flat bottom and almost straight wall which is decorated with cut-out curved and linear designs including a cross and inverted parallel L-shapes. The surface of the cut-out motifs is roughened while the raised areas are polished, creating an appealing contrast in texture.
Albert J. and Monique Grant, New York, acquired 1960s; Albert J. Grant and Monique Grant Joint Revocable Trust, until 2014

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