Pacific Blended glaze Molcajete, with pig feet

Pacific Blended glaze Molcajete, with pig feet

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The exceptional shiny multi-glaze technique on this Pacific Pottery Molcajete shows the beauty of this rare traditional pig-footed bowl. A beautiful example and so hard to find in this gorgeous glaze technique. In very good condition with no cracks, chips or repairs. Some very slight wear/scratching inside bowl.
*See note for its interesting historical information.

Measures 3 3/4" tall x 6 1/2".

*A molcajete ([molkaˈxete]; Mexican Spanish, from Nahuatl molcaxitl) and tejolote are stone tools, the traditional Mexican version of the mortar and pestle,[1][2] similar to the South American batan, used for grinding various food product.

The molcajete was used by pre-Hispanic Mesoamerican cultures, including the Aztec and Maya, stretching back several thousand years. Traditionally carved out of a single block of vesicular basalt, molcajetes are typically round in shape and supported by three short legs. They are frequently decorated with the carved head of an animal on the outside edge of the bowl, giving the molcajete the appearance of a short, stout, three-legged animal. The pig is the most common animal head used for decoration of this type.

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