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Bowl with Flower Motif
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Bowl with Flower Motif

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Description Possibly made during the colonial period, this simple bowl shows a many-petalled flower and accompanying leaves. This may have been merely decorative, or may refer to a sacred, possibly hallucenogenic, plant of the coastal region in which it was made.
Provenance New World Antiquities, San Francisco [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Private collection, 1988, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 2009, by gift.
Credit Anonymous gift, 2009

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300 BC-AD 700
ceramic tanware with polychrome
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H: 2 5/8 x W: 4 3/8 in. (6.7 x 11.1 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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