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Tripod bowl with mammiform, rattle supports

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Bowl with flaring rim and three large, mammiform supports. Post-fire incised motifs on the bowl's exterior conposed of two parallel lines topped by triangles embellished with three parallel lines inside each form.

Provenance

Collection of F.H. Norton, Massachusetts, by 1971; to MFA, November 1971, gift of F. H. Norton and the Dept. of Metallurgy and Materials Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Credit Line

Gift of Professor Emeritus F. H. Norton and the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Costa Rican, Period V, A.D. 500–1000

Object Place

Atlantic Watershed zone, Costa Rica

Dimensions

9.5 x 15.4 cm (3 3/4 x 6 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1971.497

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: red slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware