Carved Bowl

Carved Bowl

1200-900 BC

Earthenware

Diameter: 13.2 cm (5 3/16 in.); Overall: 12 x 14 cm (4 3/4 x 5 1/2 in.)

Gift of Samuel Merrin 1990.44

Description

Although the Olmec heartland is located on Mexico's Gulf Coast, sites with Olmec-style architecture and sculpture are also found in the highlands of Central Mexico. Small-scale Olmec works in jade and pottery are even more widely distributed; their ownership probably conferred great prestige.

See also
Collection: 
AA - Mesoamerica
Department: 
Art of the Americas
Type of artwork: 
Ceramic
Medium: 
Earthenware
Credit line: 
Gift of Samuel Merrin

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