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U991.15.12
Artist / Maker : Unknown
Title : Untitled (Tarrago Biscuit Jar)
Date (Execution) : 1000-1550
Geographical Origin : Diquis Delta, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Cultural Group : Diquis
Style / Period : Pre-Columbian
Medium / Material  : Ceramic
Support / Technique :
Object Type : jars
Visual Description : The object is a buff-coloured jar decorated with two hollow, modelled armadillo heads, and forefeet. The specimen is unpolished and unpainted. The walls are carefully finished both inside and outside and less than 5 mm thick. The vertical rim is 13 mm high and tapered to about 1.5 mm in width. The heads and feet of the armadillo are employed as shoulder ornaments; the back of each head is turned toward the aperture of the vessel. The ears and nose of the animal are prominent; the eyes are wanting. The forefeet are conventionalized and appear as flattened nodes with vertical incisions.
Accession # : U991.15.12
Width (cm) : 18.50
Height (cm) : 16.80
Depth (cm) : 18.50
Mandatory Credit : Gift of William and Henrietta Schmidt
Artist Statement :