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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Mexican
Title:Burnished jar with sculptured face
Date Made:150-1 BCE (Protoclassic, Early Monte Alban Phase II)
Type:Ceramic
Materials:Ceramic; earthenware with burnishing
Place Made:North America; Mexico; Oaxaca
Measurements:overall: 7 1/8 in x 7 3/4 in x 5 1/4 in; 18.0975 cm x 19.685 cm x 13.335 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1975.15.36
Credit Line:Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James F. Mathias (Barbara V. Lord, Class of 1934)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Tan clay with red slip and yellow paint, burnished; head-shape jar with four ear-like protrusion, sculpted nose, relieved closed-eyes, and low-relieved oval mouth.

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; pottery; indigenous people; containers; vessels

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