Mexican Pottery Pedestal Urns Clay

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_ceramics

Ceramics in Mexico date back thousands of years before the Pre-Columbian period, when ceramic arts and pottery crafts developed with the first advanced civilizations and cultures of Mesoamerica. With one exception, pre-Hispanic wares were not glazed, but rather burnished and painted with colored fine clay slips. The potter's wheel was unknown as well; pieces were shaped by molding, coiling, and other methods.

After the Spanish Invasion and Conquest, European techniques and designs were introduced, nearly wiping out the native traditions. Indigenous traditions survive in a few pottery items such as comals, and the addition of indigenous design elements into mostly European motifs. Today, ceramics are still produced from traditional items such as dishes, kitchen utensils to new items such as sculptures and folk art.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urn

For other uses, see Urn (disambiguation).
 
 
An urn is a vase, ordinarily covered, that usually has a narrowed neck above a footed pedestal.

In Classical terms, an urn is a large decorative covered container of wood, metal, pottery, etc. In furniture, it was a large wooden vase-like container which was usually set on a pedestal on either side of a side table. This was the characteristic of Adam designs and also of Hepplewhite's work. Urns were also used as decorative turnings at the cross points of stretchers in 16th and 17th century furniture designs. The urn and the vase were often set on the central pedestal in a "broken" or "swan's" neck pediment.[1

Mexican Pottery Pedestal Urns Clay

 

Mexican Pottery Pedestal Urns Clay

Mexican Pottery Pedestal Urns Clay

Mexican Pottery Pedestal Urns Clay

Mexican Pottery Pedestal Urns Clay

Mexican Pottery Pedestal Urns Clay

Mexican Pottery Pedestal Urns Clay

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