Central Caribbean. <em>Trophy Head</em>, 500-1000. Ceramic, pigments, 6 5/16 x 7 1/2 in. (16 x 19.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Alfred W. Jenkins Fund, 34.2231. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.34.2231_front.jpg)

Trophy Head

Artist:Central Caribbean

Medium: Ceramic, pigments

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Dimensions: 6 5/16 x 7 1/2 in. (16 x 19.1 cm)



Accession Number: 34.2231

Image: CUR.34.2231_front.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Hollow, redware, thick-walled trophy head with modeled ears, eyes, nose, mouth and chin. The ears are perforated at the lobes; the nose has two holes for the nostrils, and the open mouth has five remaining teeth. At the top of the head is a modeled cap decorated with raised dots in the center and around the perimeter, with incised lines between the two. Condition: good; several teeth are missing and there are small chips and abrasions around the eyes, nose, cheeks, and mouth.

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