DescriptionMichoacan and Nayarit Offering Bowls
Michoacan and Nayarit
C. 200 BC-200 AD
4¼" tall x 10" wide and 2¾" by 5½"
The large offering vessel is widely flared and decorated on the exterior with large designs of circles and rectangular panels in red and black. At the upper rim, ancient drilled repair holes exist showing the bowl suffered a crack in ancient times and, because of its significance to the owner, was repaired and continued to be used. The example is now reconstructed from nearly twenty pieces with resurfacing. Together with a lovely squat Nayarit jar painted over the entire exterior with a deep brown ground decorated with cream and yellow designs with an undulating band at the rim, and circles and hourglass shaped effigies contained within quadrants on the lower half and underside. Vessel is intact with strong deposits.
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