The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of July 22, 2024

Pedestal Bowl

Pedestal Bowl

c. 900–1519
Diameter: 14.4 x 18.6 cm (5 11/16 x 7 5/16 in.); Overall: 14.6 cm (5 3/4 in.)

Description

The nobility may have used these goblets for a chocolate beverage or for pulque, made from the fermented sap of the maguey cactus. Both are painted with the precision and brilliant colors for which the Mixteca-Puebla style is renowned, and they carry some of the same motifs, such as the band of stylized animal heads at the top. The smaller bowl has a rattle base.
  • Cleveland Museum of Art, and Jenifer Neils. The World of Ceramics: Masterpieces from the Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland: Museum in cooperation with Indiana University Press, 1982. Mentioned and reproduced: P. 76-77, no. 82
  • Children of the Plumed Serpent: The Legacy of Quetzalcoatl in Ancient Mexico. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (organizer) (April 1-July 1, 2012).
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA (4/1/2012 - 7/1/2012): 'Children of the Plumed Serpent: The Legacy of Quetzalcoatl in Ancient Mexico"
    Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art; June 29-September 5, 1982. "The World of Ceramics: Masterpieces from The Cleveland Museum of Art," exh. cat. no. 82, repr. in black and white, p. 76.
    The World of Ceramics: Masterpieces from the Cleveland Museum of Art. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (June 20-August 22, 1982).
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Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1951.317