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Burial or cache urn and lid

Coarse red hand-built ceramic vessel with rounded bottom; two bird-like creatures formed separately and applied on front, and two handles applied to sides

Provenance

Acquired by the donor's father-in-law, José Blanco, Miami, Florida, sometime between 1935 and 1950; to June Blanco between 1960 and 1970; to the MFA, 2005.

Credit Line

Gift of June Blanco

Tairona,

Object Place

Magdalena, Colombia

Dimensions

Lid only: 30 x 20 cm (11 13/16 x 7 7/8 in.) Urn only: 40.2 x 20 x 20 cm (15 13/16 x 7 7/8 x 7 7/8 in.) Overall (Display dimensions: Urn with lid and mount): 70.2 x 20 x 20 cm (27 5/8 x 7 7/8 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

2005.1117a-b

Medium or Technique

Earthenware

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware