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Marajo bowl

Marajó bowl
AD 400–1300
Island of Marajó, State of Pará, Brazil
Clay, paint
13 x 8 cm
Gorbiniano Villaca Collection

This grayware jar is covered with incised decorations and painted black and white. It was made for ceremonial purposes rather than for everyday use. Ceramics of this type are limited to Marajó Island and are not found in other parts of the Amazon.