<em>Tripod Anthropomorphic Figure</em>, 500-1000. Ceramic, 12 3/16 x 6 1/4 x 6 1/2 in. (31 x 15.9 x 16.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Minor C. Keith in memory of her husband, 31.1687. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.31.1687_view1.jpg)

Tripod Anthropomorphic Figure

Medium: Ceramic

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Dimensions: 12 3/16 x 6 1/4 x 6 1/2 in. (31 x 15.9 x 16.5 cm)


Accession Number: 31.1687

Image: CUR.31.1687_view1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
[From accession book] Brown tripod pottery anthropomorphic figure. Pierced rattle feet. Hands crossed on breast. Plastic decoration modeled on back of figure. Condition: top of head chipped, rattle balls missing, surface worn. [From 31682] A standing male effigy figure with two legs and a tail; his spine is exposed and his arms crossed on his chest. The face has appliqued ears with small earspools, incised slanted eyes and a large nose, mouth with teeth and incisions from the bottom of the nose across the face (wrinkles?). The figure has small breasts and a pronounced penis; the legs and tail have vertical slits. The remains of a hat sit on the figure's head and there is a plain rim; The feet have ankles. There is a half-paper label with the number 113 attached to the ceramic. The ceramic style is La Selva. Condition: fair, there is rim damage.

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