User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Bowl

Start collecting

Semi-hemispherical bowl with very thin walls. The exterior is painted with elongated triangular-shaped stripes of alternating red and brown slip paint radiating from the bowl's central point. Three red-painted bands encircle the bowl below the rim, two of which are composed of small triangular...

Show Full Description

Provenance

Private collection, Massachusetts, by 1974; to MFA, December 1974, anonymous gift.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Jalisco, Late Formative to Early Classic periods, 300 B.C.–A.D. 300

Object Place

Jalisco, México

Dimensions

6.2 x 17.2 cm (2 7/16 x 6 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1974.592

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: red and dark brown on cream slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware