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Tripod Dish

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Dish with three bird effigy supports, with rattle pellets inside, and painted geometric designs on the exterior. Metal staples were used in modern times to hold together the vessel which had broken into three parts.

Marks

sticker on bottom reads: " 4 / 4122 / 14"

Provenance

About 1905, excavated by members of the Lindo Family on the Lindo Brothers’ coffee plantation in Juan Viñas, between the cities of Limón and San José, Costa Rica; about 1910, brought to the United States by Daisy Lindo Lewis (late Daisy Voorhis, b. 1883 – d. 1964) and kept in her homes in Wheeling, WV, Cambridge, MA, and South Yarmouth, MA; 1964, by descent to her daughter, Doris Lindo Lewis Henríquez (b. 1909 – d. 1995), West Palm Beach, FL; 1995, by descent to her daughter, Sydney Lewis Glover, and Denis Glover, Chatham, MA; 2011, gift of Denis and Sydney Glover to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 25, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of J. Denis Glover and Sydney L. Glover

Atlantic Watershed culture, Costa Rica, Late Period V - Period VI, 800–1400 CE

Findspot

Atlantic Watershed, Costa Rica

Dimensions

OVERALL Height x width: 11.7 x 25.7 cm (5 7/8 x 10 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2011.2085

Medium or Technique

Earthenware, with red and black on orange slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware