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Tripod Bowl

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Ceramic
  • Place Found: Costa Rica
  • DATES 800-1500
    DIMENSIONS 3 3/8 x 5 9/16 x 5 5/8 in. (8.5 x 14.1 x 14.3 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 31.1097
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Minor C. Keith in memory of her husband
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Tripod Bowl, 800-1500. Ceramic, 3 3/8 x 5 9/16 x 5 5/8 in. (8.5 x 14.1 x 14.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Minor C. Keith in memory of her husband, 31.1097. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.31.1097_view1.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.31.1097_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Small tripod bowl with tall, hollow, rattle legs decorated with an appliqué crocodilian figure with modeled ridges along its back and three thin oblong perforations. The walls of the bowl flare out to the rim. The surface of the vessel is covered with a brown slip and the exterior walls are decorated with incised lines within three rectangular motifs. The interior rim is decorated with small incised triangles filled with crosshatching. The ceramic style is Tayutic Incised of the Cartago-La Cabaña Period, 800-1500. Condition: fair; three repaired breaks and the rim is chipped.
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     <em>Tripod Bowl</em>, 800-1500. Ceramic, 3 3/8 x 5 9/16 x 5 5/8 in. (8.5 x 14.1 x 14.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Minor C. Keith in memory of her husband, 31.1097. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.31.1097_view1.jpg)