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Tripod Bowl

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Ceramic, pigment
  • Place Found: Costa Rica
  • DATES 1000-1550
    DIMENSIONS 3 5/16 x 5 15/16 x 5 15/16 in. (8.4 x 15.1 x 15.1 cm) Frag1 (rim): 1 1/4 x 1/4 x 3 5/8 in. (3.2 x 0.6 x 9.2 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 31.1113
    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 5/16 x 5 15/16 x 5 15/16 in. (8.4 x 15.1 x 15.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Minor C. Keith in memory of her husband, 31.1113. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.31.1113_view1.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.31.1113_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Tripod bowl with hollow rattle legs in the form of bird heads with round appliqué eyes and black and red painted designs. The interior walls of the vessel are decorated with abstract monster figures in red, orange, and black and there are red and black nested circles in the bottom of the bowl. The exterior is decorated with wide horizontal red lines framing three horizontal black lines. The ceramic style is Altiplano-Chircot Polychrome. Condition: fair; a broken section of the rim is stored in a plastic bag.
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     <em>Tripod Bowl</em>, 1000-1550. Ceramic, pigment, 3 5/16 x 5 15/16 x 5 15/16 in. (8.4 x 15.1 x 15.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Minor C. Keith in memory of her husband, 31.1113. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.31.1113_view1.jpg)