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Cylinder vase

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Cylinder vase with burnished surface. Light, horizontal incised lines on the vase's interior and the exterior rim suggest the use of a turntable to rotate the vase during the final stages of surface preparation. This type of non-motorized potter's wheel is used today by indigenous...

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Provenance

Margret Craver Withers collection (acquired in Mexico and Guatemala) by 1972; to MFA, November 1993, gift of Margret Craver Withers.

Credit Line

Gift of Margret Craver Withers

Colima, Late Preclassic period, 200 B.C.–A.D. 300

Object Place

Colima, México

Dimensions

Overall: 16 x 12.3 cm (6 5/16 x 4 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1993.738

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: brown slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware