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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Mexican
Title:Gourd Bowl (Tecomate)
Date Made:19th century
Type:Container
Materials:lacquered gourd
Place Made:North America; Mexico; Michoacán; Uruápan
Measurements:Overall: 6 1/2 in x 6.0625 cm; 16.5 cm x 2 3/8 in
Accession Number:  AC 1955.636
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:
Pear-shaped gourd (tecomate) with dark blue lacquer ground, red, gold, green and white floral decorations around lower part of body, a band of red and green zizag above, topped by a red and green ribbon and white flower design. Interior red lacquered. No cover. Illust. in "Casa Manana"

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

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