<em>Tripod Effigy Vessel</em>, 500–1000. Ceramic, 12 3/16 x 6 1/4 x 6 1/2 in. (31 x 15.9 x 16.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Minor C. Keith in memory of her husband, 31.1687. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.31.1687_view1.jpg)

Tripod Effigy Vessel

Medium: Ceramic

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Dimensions: 12 3/16 x 6 1/4 x 6 1/2 in. (31 x 15.9 x 16.5 cm)


Accession Number: 31.1687

Image: CUR.31.1687_view1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Brown tripod effigy vessel in the form of a standing male figure with two legs and a tail; his spine is exposed and his arms rest on his chest. The face has appliqued ears with small earspools, incised slanted eyes and a large nose, mouth with teeth and incisions from the bottom of the nose across the face (wrinkles?). The figure has small breasts and a pronounced penis; the legs and tail have vertical slits. The remains of a hat rest on the figure's head and there is a plain rim. Remnant of an adhesive label with the number 113. The ceramic style is La Selva. Condition: fair; the rim is chipped, rattle balls are missing, and the surface is abraded.

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