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Bowl

MO 63.543
Bowl
Maker unknown
14th-15th century, Pre-Columbian
Ceramic
Diameter: 10 1/2"
Unglazed clay bowl with a symmetrical scroll and zig-zag design in a band executed in red and black on white slip.
The bowl was presented to President Kennedy by Roberto Chiari, President of Panama (1949 and 1960-1964), during his state visit to the White House June 12, 1962. The Pre-Columbian craftsmen in the region that is now Panama excelled in pottery-making and goldwork. The scrolled design of this dish is typical of the area.
Roberto Chiari, President of Panama (1949 and 1960-1964)
JFKPOF-123-011
Donated to the United States
JFKSG-MO-1963-543