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Tiny Tripod Dish

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Mexico Anonymous,
Tiny Tripod Dish, c. 1700
1 1/8 in. x 2 3/4 in. x 2 3/4 in. (2.86 cm x 6.99 cm x 6.99 cm)

Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Hand-built
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Edward Nagel
Accession Number: 71.1.192

This is one of two similar dishes.

No Marks.

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 small object was most likely a toy or used in a tomb as a miniature of a grinding bowl.

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