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Tripod Jar

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Ceramic
  • Place Found: Costa Rica
  • DATES 300-800
    DIMENSIONS 6 1/8 x 8 3/4 x 9 in. (15.6 x 22.2 x 22.9 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 31.1179
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Minor C. Keith in memory of her husband
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Tripod Jar, 300-800. Ceramic, 6 1/8 x 8 3/4 x 9 in. (15.6 x 22.2 x 22.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Minor C. Keith in memory of her husband, 31.1179. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.31.1179_view1.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.31.1179_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Large dark brown tripod jar with a globular body, narrow neck, and rolled rim. The hollow legs are tall and in the form of abstract bird heads with two circular perforations representing eyes. The sides of the vessel are divided in half by a raised ridge; the top half is decorated with incised diagonal lines, appliqué circular buttons, and three modeled appliqué heads. The ceramic style is La Selva Sandy Appliqué. Condition: good; the rim has a small chip and there are some surface abrasions. There is a white and red adhesive label with the number 141 written on it in black ink.
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     <em>Tripod Jar</em>, 300-800. Ceramic, 6 1/8 x 8 3/4 x 9 in. (15.6 x 22.2 x 22.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Minor C. Keith in memory of her husband, 31.1179. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.31.1179_view1.jpg)