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…

This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Heat wave

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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s