Lid to Burial Urn with Male Effigy Figure


Medium: Ceramic, pigment, slip

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:1000-1500 C.E.

Dimensions: B: 17 3/16 x 7 1/2 in. (43.7 x 19.1 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 49.191.2b

Catalogue Description:
Nude male figure with left hand resting on left knee (the right hand is missing) seated on top of the half-domed lid (b) of a cylindrical funerary urn (a). The figure is wearing ear ornaments. Cylindrical burial urns with rounded bases and an effigy figurethe bones of a secondary burial were found in a mound-covered stone tomb in an ancient cemetery near Ocuña, in the Magdalena Valley of Colombia.

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