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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Mexican
Title:Gourd Bowl with Lid (Jicara)
Date Made:late 19th century
Type:Container
Materials:lacquered gourd
Place Made:North America; Mexico; Michoacán; Uruápan
Measurements:Overall: 6 1/16 in x 8 11/16 in; 15.4 cm x 22.1 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1955.634
Credit Line:Gift of the children of Dwight W. Morrow (Class of 1895) and Elizabeth C. Morrow
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
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Description:
Round gourd with bright red lacquer ground with bright blue, pink, yellow, green, and white floral decoration around the body. A gray band around square opening at top, a pink flower on the bottom. White flowers in two corners of square cover and yellow ones in other corners against a red ground, grey band around the edge and gray on twisted stem.

Tags:
utensils; drinking; design; patterns; decorative arts

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