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Tripod vessel

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Jar with tall (16 cm) tripod supports. Each support is embellished with a modeled rendering of a lizard with long tail and three small spikes on its back and three on the top of its head. The base of the jar's outflaring neck is decorated with a wide, incised band of parallel lines broken at...

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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 IV, A.D. 1–500

Object Place

Atlantic Watershed region, Costa Rica

Dimensions

20.4 x 8.7 cm (8 1/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1971.496

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: brown slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware