Heat wave

How hot is it?  With record temperatures today, this molcajete (chile grinder) says it all.

Ceramic molcajete, TU1969.1-17, Temple Anthropology Lab

About this artifact:

1.  A 3 legged earthenware vessel with scoring to facilitate use.

2.  Part of a collection of 140 pieces of pottery, household objects, and potters’ tools acquired in Metepec, Mexico.

3.  Collected in 1969 by Temple Anthropology Department alumnus, David Strug.

4.  This collection reflects the lives of Metepec’s potters.  The pieces, including this one, were obtained from local households and were not made for the tourist market.

Don’t miss next week’s entry for a look at Peruvian toys from the Lab’s collection…

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  1. Pingback: The Original Chili Grinder « the philadelphia pepper project

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