Lidded Vessel with Flower Motifs

Lidded Vessel with Flower Motifs

A.D. 400-700
Culture
Teotihuacan
Locale
Central Mexico
Country
Mexico
vessel
Earthenware with pigment
Gift of William I. Lee
1986.609A-B
. Lidded Vessel with Flower Motifs. A.D. 400-700. Earthenware with pigment. Gift of William I. Lee. 1986.609A-B.
Dimensions
height: 6.5 in, 16.5100 cm; diameter: 7.375 in, 18.7325 cm; height: 3.875 in, 9.8425 cm; diameter: 8.25 in, 20.9550 cm
Department
Mayer Center, Art of the Ancient Americas
Collection
Art of the Ancient Americas

Lidded Vessel with Flower Motifs
Teotihuacán
About A.D. 400–700
Central Mexico
Earthenware with pigment
Gift of William I. Lee, 1986.609A&B

Three-legged cylindrical vessels are typical of Teotihuacán, a huge city located north of modern Mexico City.  Relatively few vessels with matching lids are preserved.  This vessel has a burnished surface into which the design was scratched.  Others were covered with white stucco after firing and painted with vivid mineral pigments.