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Mexico Anonymous,
Tiny Tripod Dish, c. 1700
Terracotta
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
Creation Place: North America, Mexican
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Edward Nagel
Accession Number: 71.1.191


Commentary
This is one of two similar dishes.

Marks
No Marks.

Medium
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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