This robust Michoacan tripod bowl is an exceptional example of fine Pre-Columbian artistry. It dates Ca. 200 B. C - 250 A. D. and measures 9 1/4" in diameter by 5 1/4" in height.It has excellent mineral deposits. There has been some minor professional paint enhancement but the body of the bowl is intact save for a couple of small stabilized pressure cracks which most likely took place at the time the vessel was fired. The exceptional interior painting is in colors of black and red against a buff background. Geometric designs include panels as well as fineline and wideline elements. Due to their independence and lack of association with other Meso-American cultures their work is unique. There is one miniscule rim chip. All in all this bowl is an outstanding example of ancient creativity at its best!