This Maya redware bowl dates C.A. 100 - 860 A.D. and measures 6" at the widest diameter by 2 1/2" in height. It is in the shape of a stylized vegiform...most likely a squash. There are faint remnants of a geometric design on the underside of the bowl. It is in "as found" condition with no restoration or overpaint. It definitely shows signs of ancient usage with light scratch marks on the underside. It has mineral deposits on the inside of the piece attesting to its great age. There is no doubt that it was a utilitarian piece meant to be used in daily life and not just created for the pleasure of a member of the aristocracy. This bowl stands as a reminder that the vast majority of Maya ceramics were created to be used and not just viewed as a personal treasure.