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Artist / Maker : Unknown
Title : Untitled (Vessel)
Date (Execution) : 600-1580
Geographical Origin : Palmar Sur, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Cultural Group : Diquis
Style / Period : Pre-Columbian
Medium / Material  : Ceramic
Support / Technique :
Object Type : vessels (containers)
Visual Description : Jar with short neck and outward curved lip. Incised geometric decoration. Upper portion set on hollow conical tripods representing animal heads. Legs contain pellets which move/rattle. Paste is red; reddish-brown slip covers entire surface. Polished. The shoulder of the vessel is encircled by an incised line below which two parallel incised lines in a zigzag course decorate the vessel horizontally, creating two types of triangular fields. The upper fields are plain and the lower triangular fields contain punctate areas and are open towards the section of the vessel which shows the greatest horizontal diameter. The supports are in the form of cones and display some modeling. They may represent animal heads. Each leg shows diagonally incised lines, a punctate area, short vertical and horizontal incisions, and knobs as well as two circular perforations which give the impression of eyes.
Accession # : U991.15.25
Width (cm) : 8.50
Height (cm) : 9.00
Depth (cm) : 8.50
Mandatory Credit : Gift of William and Henrietta Schmidt
Artist Statement :