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Burial Urn with Male Effigy Figure

Arts of the Americas

CULTURE Moskito style
MEDIUM Ceramic, pigment, slip
DATES 1000-1500 C.E.
DIMENSIONS A: 15 3/8 x 7 3/8 in. (39 x 18.7 cm)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Frank L. Babbott Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Nude male figure with left hand resting on left knee (the right hand is missing) seated on top of the half-domed lid (b) of a cylindrical funerary urn (a). The figure is wearing ear ornaments. Cylindrical burial urns with rounded bases and an effigy figurethe bones of a secondary burial were found in a mound-covered stone tomb in an ancient cemetery near Ocuña, in the Magdalena Valley of Colombia.
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