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15 x 12 3/16 x 11 15/16 in. (38.1 x 31 x 30.3 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Mrs. Minor C. Keith in memory of her husband
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Tripod Bowl, 800-1500. Ceramic, pigment, 15 x 12 3/16 x 11 15/16 in. (38.1 x 31 x 30.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Minor C. Keith in memory of her husband, 31.1083. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.31.1083_view1.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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Large tripod bowl with tall, hollow, rattle, triangular legs decorated with a modeled head of an animal (jaguar? crocodile?) with perforated, oval eyes; a long nose with perforated nostrils; a snarling mouth; and modeled eyebrows and ears. There is a rectangular perforation above each animal's head. The body of the vessel is tall and slightly concave. On opposite sides are decorated with appliquéd human-trophy head masks with closed, bulging eyes; a modeled nose with perforated nostrils; a rectangular-shaped mouth with white-painted teeth; and stylized ears with incised lines. The cheeks on the masks are painted yellow. The vessel is covered with an orange slip and decorated with geometrical designs in broad yellow lines and black negative-resist painting. The legs are covered with yellow pigment.
Condition; good; the modeled faces on two legs are broken and missing and all three legs look like they were broken and reattached. There is a small white and red adhesive label with the number 272 written in black ink. The rim is abraded and a small section has been repaired. The painted design is abraded in places.
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