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Tripod cylinder

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Small, cylindrical vessel with three hollow supports, each containing a small pellet that rattles when the vessel is moved. The front of the vessel is decorated with a mold-made, unslipped human face. Surrounding the face on the body of the vessel is a panache of long feather-like forms...

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With H. W. Poole by April 1879; to MFA, April 1879, purchased as part of a group of 49 ceramics and a number of arrowheads for a total of $90.00.

Credit Line

Everett Fund

Teotihuacan, Classic period, A.D. 1–550

Object Place

Teotihuacán vicinity, Central Highlands, México


10.3 x 11 cm (4 1/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Earthenware: red slip paint and resist firing




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware