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Shoe-Shaped Jar

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Ceramic
  • Place Found: Costa Rica
  • DATES 1000-1520
    DIMENSIONS 3 1/8 x 3 15/16 in. (8 x 10 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 31.1328
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Minor C. Keith in memory of her husband
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Shoe-Shaped Jar, 1000-1520. Ceramic, 3 1/8 x 3 15/16 in. (8 x 10 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Minor C. Keith in memory of her husband, 31.1328. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.31.1328_view1.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.31.1328_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Small, orange ware, shoe-shaped jar with a rounded base, narrow neck, flared rim, and one handle. On the side opposite the handle, there is a modeled, appliqué animal or human figure. The handle is decorated with a small round bump. There are black fire marks around the base. The ceramic style is Sacasa. Condition: good, the rim is chipped and there are abrasions and gouge marks on the body.
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     <em>Shoe-Shaped Jar</em>, 1000-1520. Ceramic, 3 1/8 x 3 15/16 in. (8 x 10 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Minor C. Keith in memory of her husband, 31.1328. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.31.1328_view1.jpg)