Museum Collections - Mesoamerica - Teotihuacan - Artifact #3
WHO: Teotihuacan culture
WHERE: Northeastern Valley of Mexico
WHEN: Classic Period, A.D. 450- 650
WHAT: Bowl coated with a thin stucco plaster and painted with four faces wearing plumed head-dresses. The impression given by the decoration on this bowl is akin to the wall murals found at Teotihuacan, which were polychrome and painted over a thin coat of white plaster. These colourful murals are found throughout the city. Red is the most dominant colour found in most murals, as it is on this vessel.
HOW: Hand-formed brown earthenware with stucco and polychrome decorations.
MUSEUM: Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art. G83.1.112
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