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Pre-Columbian Michoacan Brownware Tripod Bowl

$ 450.00 $ 325.00

Details: The Mexican state known as Michoacan was settled 7,000 to 10,000 years ago.  The name comes from the Aztec Nahuatl word meaning “Place of Fishermen”.  Most of these ceramic vessels were hand molded using the local red-brown or tan clays found in the Lake Patzcuaro region of Michoacan. The pots were air hardened and then fired in hot coals and left in their natural colors or were further embellished with various mineral pigment designs. These three legged containers often had hollow limbs in which small pebbles were placed before they were normally completely sealed in the modeling process.  These so-called "rattle leg" vessels would have been used for food preparation and consumption. A fantastic addition for any collector; this Michoacan tripod bowl came from an esteemed collector and is dated with a sticker on the underside indicating it is from the time period "300 BC-300 AD".

Dimensions: 10"diameter x 4"h (3 lbs)

Condition:  In great condition. Some chipping along the rim, wear is consistent with age.

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