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An earthenware jar with wide shoulders and a narrower, circular base, covered with a white tin-glaze and blue painted decoration. A piece of leather or parchment may have been originally tied around the raised, circular rim with a cord to seal the vessel as was common practice.

Provenance

Probably acquired in Mexico by Denman Waldo Ross; Gift of Denman Waldo Ross, 1900.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

1700–50

Object Place for Label

Puebla, Mexico

Dimensions

Overall: 26 x 11.5 cm (10 1/4 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

00.389

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware