Arts of the Americas
Ceramic, red slip
7 1/2 x 9 x 9 1/4 in. (19.1 x 22.9 x 23.5 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Mrs. Minor C. Keith in memory of her husband
Large dark brown tripod jar with hollow legs in the form of stylized human heads with thin rectangular slits for the eyes and mouth. The vessel has a squat, globular body; narrow neck; and flared, flat rim. The shoulders of the vessel are decorated with modeled appliqué animals (2 monkeys? and 2 crocodiles?), and vertical incised lines and bands of appliqué coffee-bean forms. The interior rim is covered with burnished red slip and there is red pigment around the appliqué animals. The ceramic style is La Cabaña Fine.
Condition: fair; a section of the rim is broken and missing and a small pieced of it is plaster fill; two of the faces on the legs are chipped.
This item is not on view
Tripod Jar, 800-1500. Ceramic, red slip, 7 1/2 x 9 x 9 1/4 in. (19.1 x 22.9 x 23.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Minor C. Keith in memory of her husband, 31.989. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.31.989_view1.jpg)
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