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U991.15.55
Artist / Maker : Unknown
Title : Untitled (Bowl)
Date (Execution) : 1000-1550
Geographical Origin : Palmar Sur, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Cultural Group : Diquis
Style / Period : Pre-Columbian
Medium / Material  : Ceramic; paint
Support / Technique :
Object Type : bowls (vessels)
Visual Description : Straight-sided bowl with tripod legs imitating animal heads (jaguar?). The legs are hollow legs and contain pellets. Paste is light brown and fine grained. Polychrome decoration in black and red on cream slip. Straight exterior wall is decorated with circular bands in black which contain a geometric design reminiscent of the leg and foot symbol of the alligator. A circular band in red underlines this decoration. The lip is painted red. The conical legs of the tripod are fashioned to resemble animal heads with nodes to indicate ears; the points are flattened to look like snouts. The decoration consists of black horizontal and semi-circular lines and is polished.
Accession # : U991.15.55
Width (cm) : 11.80
Height (cm) : 8.20
Depth (cm) : 11.80
Mandatory Credit : Gift of William and Henrietta Schmidt
Artist Statement :