Earthenware with colored slips
Diameter: 14.4 x 18.6 cm (5 11/16 x 7 5/16 in.); Overall: 14.6 cm (5 3/4 in.)
John L. Severance Fund 1951.317
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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