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U991.8.40
Artist / Maker : Unknown
Title : Untitled (Peccary Effigy Figure)
Date (Execution) : c.600-1550
Geographical Origin : Rio Claro, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Cultural Group : Diquis
Style / Period : Pre-Columbian
Medium / Material  : Ceramic
Support / Technique :
Object Type : figurines
Visual Description : A hollow figure representing a white-lipped peccary in a naturalistic posture. The 4 legs are solid cones extending both forward and backward expressing locomotion. A raised area indicates a short tail. The object can rest on the four legs or on the tail and hind legs in an upright position. The artifact may have contained pellets. The head is perforated transversely to facilitate suspension.
Accession # : U991.8.40
Width (cm) : 9.00
Height (cm) : 5.30
Depth (cm) : 3.50
Mandatory Credit : Gift of William and Henrietta Schmidt
Artist Statement :