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Medium Bowl with Glyphs

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Pre-Columbian Anonymous,
Medium Bowl with Glyphs, 250 - 550 AD
3 3/8 in. x 8 in. x 8 in. (8.57 cm x 20.32 cm x 20.32 cm)

Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Hand-built
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Edward Nagel
Accession Number: 71.1.166

Label that reads "H2283". "2283" written in pen at the bottom.

"2283" written on the bottom in pen.

Earthenware with a slip (or possibly just highly burnished). There are painted designs on the interior as well as exterior. It is hand-formed.

Object Description
Mayan medium bowl with glyphs. It has an angular body with a flat bottom. The interior body is painted with birds and circular dots and bands. The exterior is painted with geometrical and figural designs. Overall the color is burgundy or brick red and brown on an orange base. There are more birds on the bottom exterior. The bowl has three indented areas on the side of the body near the base.

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