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The nobility may have used these goblets for a chocolate beverage or for pulque, made from the
fermented sap of the maguey cactus. Both are painted with the precision and brilliant colors for which the Mixteca-Puebla style is renowned, and they carry some of the same motifs, such as the band of stylized animal heads at the top. The smaller bowl has a rattle base.

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Details

  • Title: Bowl with Rattle Base
  • Date Created: c. 900-1519
  • Physical Dimensions: Diameter: 7.9 x 11 cm (3 1/8 x 4 5/16 in.); Overall: 8 cm (3 1/8 in.)
  • Type: Ceramic
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/1962.249
  • Medium: earthenware with colored slips
  • Department: Art of the Americas
  • Culture: Mexico, Cholula?, Mixteca-Puebla Style, 10th-16th century
  • Credit Line: Bequest of Jane Taft Ingalls
  • Collection: AA - Mesoamerica
  • Accession Number: 1962.249

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