Arts of the Americas
4 1/4 x 9 3/4 x 9 1/4 in. (10.8 x 24.8 x 23.5 cm)
Frag 1 (leg): 2 3/4 x 1 11/16 x 2 5/8 in. (7 x 4.3 x 6.7 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Mrs. Minor C. Keith in memory of her husband
A medium-sized hemispherical tripod bowl with a slightly flared rim and humanoid (?) rattle legs. Each leg is in the shape of a human figure with a modeled head and two legs. There is a small, round perforation in the top of each head and a small, oval perforation under its body. Each human figure has red and black painted designs for eyes, a mouth, nose, belt, and headdress. Burnished orange slip is applied to the interior and exterior of the bowl under a red and black geometric design. The exterior is decorated with two horizontal red lines and vertical red and black designs near the rim. The rim of the bowl is red. The interior has a red and black geometric curvilinear line and dot design. The ceramic style is Mora Polychrome, Chircot Variety, 800-1200.
Condition; fair; one leg is broken and stored in a plastic bag. Two of the humanoid legs are broken and missing. Two parts of the rim are chipped and reconstructed with plaster and repainted. Two legs have been broken and reattached. Some of the painted decoration on the interior and exterior is abraded. There is an adhesive label on the exterior above the broken leg.
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Tripod Bowl, 800-1200. Ceramic, pigment, 4 1/4 x 9 3/4 x 9 1/4 in. (10.8 x 24.8 x 23.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Minor C. Keith in memory of her husband, 31.1110. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.31.1110_view1.jpg)
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