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Round clay bowl. Vessel has a small round base, from which the body flares widely toward the midpoint. Bowl inclines from midpoint to mouth. Exterior below midpoint is painted in two shades of orange, glazed. Above, bowl is painted a light yellow with a fine, lightly incised linear design representing the Shipibo concept of the interconnectivity of the universe. Some lines are emphasized with dark brown paint, and occasional orange blocks of colour appear among the designs. The interior of the bowl is raw, painted sparsely in thick white and orange lines similar to those on the exterior.


Collected by Mavis Balshaw while in the Peruvian Amazon in the mid-1960s.

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