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Cylindrical Vessel with Tripod Feet

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Pre-Columbian Anonymous,
Cylindrical Vessel with Tripod Feet, n. d.
Terracotta
7 5/8 in. x 5 1/8 in. x 5 1/8 in. (19.37 cm x 13.02 cm x 13.02 cm)


Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Coil-built
Period: Pre-Columbian
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Edward Nagel
Accession Number: 86.12.30


Commentary
There are two labels, one reads, "38C" and the other reads "Maya".

Marks
Two old labels.

Medium
Terracotta with a tan slip. There are also areas of color in brown and red. Coil-built and lightly burnished.

Object Description
This cylindrical Mayan vessel has three feet on the bottom with holes in each one. It is made of terracotta, coil-built and lightly burnished. There is a tan slip with incised lines and designs in dark brown and red. The interior has a beige slip with a red band near the top and orange sides. There are balls of clay in the piece to create a rattling sound.

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