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Pottery dishes

Aztec pottery dishes

Courtesy of the Werner-Forman Archive

Aztec pottery dishes. ‘The pottery’s wheel was unknown and the craftsmen were ignorant of glazes. All pottery was hand-made, but although the coarse domestic wares could have been produced by non-specialists (perhaps, in country districts, by the farmers during the slack season of the year) the finest vessels, with their varied shapes, thin walls, and tasteful decoration, could only have been made by experts who had undergone a proper apprenticeship’ (Professor Warwick Bray)

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