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Creamware bowl

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Semi-hemispherical bowl with three, rounded supports. Decorated on two sides with a wide panel of white slip paint and incised with the image of a seated person. The base is carved with the image of a seated supernatural.

Provenance

Probably excavated in Veracruz, Mexico. By 1966, Jay C. Leff (b. 1925 – d. 2000), Pittsburgh [see note 1]; November 17, 2006, Leff estate sale, Sotheby’s, New York, lot 359, to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 21, 2007) NOTES: [1] Included in the exhibition “Ancient Art of Latin America from the Collection of Jay C. Leff” (Brooklyn Museum, November 22, 1966 – March 5, 1967), cat. no. 353.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Lavinia and Landon T. Clay

Veracruz, Classic Period, A.D. 450–650

Object Place

Veracruz, Mexico

Dimensions

Overall: 19.1 cm (7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2007.49

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with slip paint, incising

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware