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Small jar painted with geometric designs using a combination of slip painting and post-fire organic paint that subsequently was subjected to fire to create the black color. Rounded and slightly pointed base.

Provenance

Margret Craver Withers collection (acquired in Mexico and Guatemala) by 1972; to MFA, November 1993, gift of Margret Craver Withers.

Credit Line

Gift of Margret Craver Withers

Chiriquí, A.D. 700–1550

Object Place

Gran Chiriquí, Panama

Dimensions

Overall: 11.4 x 11.5 cm (4 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1993.737

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: red on cream slip paint, organic black paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware