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Tripod Bowl

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Ceramic, red slip?
  • Place Found: Costa Rica
  • DATES 800-1550
    DIMENSIONS 3 7/8 x 6 1/2 x 6 3/4 in. (9.8 x 16.5 x 17.1 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 31.1566
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Minor C. Keith in memory of her husband
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Tripod Bowl, 800-1550. Ceramic, red slip?, 3 7/8 x 6 1/2 x 6 3/4 in. (9.8 x 16.5 x 17.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Minor C. Keith in memory of her husband, 31.1566. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.31.1566_view1.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.31.1566_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Dark brown tripod bowl with hollow, square legs in the form of stylized human heads with holes for the eyes, nose, and mouth. The vessel has a squat, globular body with a flared rim. The body of the vessel decorated with a modeled appliqué animal head and front paws on one side and its tail and back paws on the other. The neck and rim are decorated with two small handles and rows of punched dots. The interior rim looks like it is covered with a burnished red slip. The ceramic style is La Cabaña Fine. Condition: good; the rim and base of one of the legs are chipped.
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     <em>Tripod Bowl</em>, 800-1550. Ceramic, red slip?, 3 7/8 x 6 1/2 x 6 3/4 in. (9.8 x 16.5 x 17.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Minor C. Keith in memory of her husband, 31.1566. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.31.1566_view1.jpg)