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A Mexican “Polished Redware” Pot or Vase


Code: 10771


H: 13cm (5.1")

A Mexican “Polished Redware” Pot or Vase
Burnished terracotta clay (Barro Rojo)
Probably Oaxaca, Mexico
Mid-20th Century

13 cm high

Red clay (Barro Rojo) pottery has been made in Mexico for at least 4500 years. Traditionally, this utilitarian pottery was not sold but used for many generations and exchanged for food and goods.