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Tapir Effigy Vessel

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Ceramic, pigment
  • Place Found: Costa Rica
  • DIMENSIONS 5 11/16 x 7 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. (14.4 x 19.7 x 14.6 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 31.1186
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Minor C. Keith in memory of her husband
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Tapir Effigy Vessel. Ceramic, pigment, 5 11/16 x 7 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. (14.4 x 19.7 x 14.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Minor C. Keith in memory of her husband, 31.1186. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.31.1186_view1.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.31.1186_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Tapir effigy vessel with four solid legs, globular body, narrow neck, and a rolled rim. A modeled applique tapir's head is on one side and a short tail on the other. Applique forms below the tail represent the animal's genitals. A band of thick white lines decorate the tapir's chest, underside of nose, and body. The ceramic style is Terraba White Band. Condition: good, one leg is broken and missing. There is a white and red adhesive label with the number 6 in black ink on the shoulder.
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     <em>Tapir Effigy Vessel</em>. Ceramic, pigment, 5 11/16 x 7 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. (14.4 x 19.7 x 14.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Minor C. Keith in memory of her husband, 31.1186. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.31.1186_view1.jpg)