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Shoe-Shaped Jar

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Ceramic
  • Place Found: Costa Rica
  • DATES 1000-1520
    DIMENSIONS 5 1/2 x 7 3/8 x 8 1/4 in. (14 x 18.7 x 21 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 31.1658
    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, 5 1/2 x 7 3/8 x 8 1/4 in. (14 x 18.7 x 21 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Minor C. Keith in memory of her husband, 31.1658. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.31.1658_view1.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.31.1658_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Brownish-orange, shoe-shaped jar with rounded base, narrow neck, and flared rim. The body of the vessel consists of three mammiform shapes with nipples in the center so they resemble breasts but they could also represent a type of squash. The ceramic style is Sacasa. Condition: fair; a section of the rim is broken and missing; there are black fire marks and surface cracks all over the body.
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     <em>Shoe-Shaped Jar</em>, 1000-1520. Ceramic, 5 1/2 x 7 3/8 x 8 1/4 in. (14 x 18.7 x 21 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Minor C. Keith in memory of her husband, 31.1658. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.31.1658_view1.jpg)