Barakat Gallery
Login | Register | User Services | Search | Newsletter Sign-up
Barakat Gallery
HOME : Pre-Columbian Art : Zacatecas Art : Zacatecas Painted Terracotta Bowl
Click to view original image.
Zacatecas Painted Terracotta Bowl - PF.4658
Origin: Western Mexico
Circa: 300 BC to 300 AD
Dimensions: 3.75" (9.5cm) high x 6.25" (15.9cm) wide
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Terracotta

Location: United States
Currency Converter
Place On Hold
Ask a Question
Email to a Friend
Previous Item
Next Item
Photo Gallery
Click photo to change image.
Print image
Click photo to change image.
Print image
The artists of Ancient Mexico, particularly certain regions such as Nayarit, are famous for creating very imaginative and often whimsical ceramic objects. In ancient times most designs usually have a symbolic meaning related to religious practices. And yet, the inventiveness of an artist can shine through like a ray of light. This attractive bowl has that aspect of an artist's personal touch and creative flair. The lower portion is composed of eighteen broad black bands, which are wide at the top and taper to a point at the bottom. Each band is crowned by a wavy line, which is then repeated in six continuous lines around the middle section. This is reminiscent of waves or perhaps an abstract depiction of wind. On the top portion at the rim are a series of what appears to be faces with large bulging eyes and short slashes to depict smiling mouths. There is pure delight in these faces, very modern in the way of cartoons, and very expressive. Perhaps this bowl was intended for a child's use, which makes it even more appealing. In any case, its charm is undiminished and its appeal just as alive as it was when first made so long ago. - (PF.4658)


Home About Us Help Contact Us Services Publications Search
Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy Security

Copyright (c) 2000-2021 by Barakat, Inc. All Rights Reserved - TEL 310.859.8408 - FAX 310.276.1346

coldfusion hosting