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Mexico Anonymous,
Tiny Tripod Dish, c. 1700
1 in. x 2 7/16 in. x 2 7/16 in. (2.54 cm x 6.19 cm x 6.19 cm)

Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Hand-built
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Edward Nagel
Accession Number: 71.1.191

This is one of two similar dishes.

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Terracotta dish with a red slip. Hand-built by pinching. Decorated with incised linear design and has the remnants of dark brown paint on the bottom exterior.

Object Description
Tiny dish on tripod legs made of terracotta with a red slip. There may have also been some dark brown paint on the bottom exterior. It is decorated with an incised design of striped squares. (similar to crosshatching). This is most likely a miniature of a grinding bowl used in tombs or as a toy and was not actually used utilitarian purposes.

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