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Tripod Bowl

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Ceramic, pigment
  • Place Found: Costa Rica
  • DATES 1000-1550
    DIMENSIONS 3 7/8 x 7 1/4 x 8 1/2 in. (9.8 x 18.4 x 21.6 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 31.1112
    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, 1000-1550. Ceramic, pigment, 3 7/8 x 7 1/4 x 8 1/2 in. (9.8 x 18.4 x 21.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Minor C. Keith in memory of her husband, 31.1112. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.31.1112_view1.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.31.1112_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Tripod bowl with solid triangular legs and slightly incurved sides. The exterior of the vessel is decorated with a modeled appliqué animal head and a wide decorative band bordered top and bottom by horizontal parallel lines with engraved geometrical designs consisting of vertical lines; a checkerboard pattern of alternately crosshatched squares; and vertical zigzag forms. The incised lines are filled with white pigment. The ceramic style is Castillo Incised/Engraved. Condition: good; the rim is slightly abraded and the bottom of one leg is broken.
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     <em>Tripod Bowl</em>, 1000-1550. Ceramic, pigment, 3 7/8 x 7 1/4 x 8 1/2 in. (9.8 x 18.4 x 21.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Minor C. Keith in memory of her husband, 31.1112. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.31.1112_view1.jpg)