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A Late Classic bowl as "squash" or "pumpkin"

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Description: A Late Classic bowl as "squash" or "pumpkin"
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Description: The Life Within: Classic Maya and the Matter of Permanence
At some point fourteen hundred years ago, a Classic Maya potter and a painter worked in unison on a bowl. Perhaps they were the same person. The potter coiled, smoothed, slipped, and burnished the clay. Stepping in, the painter adorned the surface or gouged out a design. The bowl, still leather hard, went back for firing. After breakage or long use the pot entered the ground as a scatter of sherds or a whole object. If complete, it found its way into a cache, a deep cave, or a tomb. There it …
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.31-73
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00151.004

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