Earthenware Bowl [Object of the Day #78]

October 5, 2012



This earthenware bowl was created in New Guinea in the early 1900s. Earthenware is one of the oldest types of pottery. It is porous in texture and is usually fired at lower temperatures. The bowl has an elliptical shape with a rounded bottom and is decorated around the rim with moldings that include two animal-like handles. The bowl appears to have once been broken but has since been mended.

Penn Museum Object #29-50-361

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