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Tripod Effigy Bowl

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Pre-Columbian Anonymous,
Tripod Effigy Bowl, 400 BCE - 100 BCE
Earthenware
4 in. x 9 1/4 in. x 9 1/4 in. (10.16 cm x 23.5 cm x 23.5 cm)


Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Coil-built
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Edward Nagel
Accession Number: 71.1.134


Commentary
There was a label with this piece that reads: "Chupicuaro, Guanajuanto 400-100 BC. Late Formative tripod effigy bowl. "

Marks
No marks.

Medium
Heavy coil-built and burnished bowl, probably of earthenware. There is red paint on the interior and a black and beige design on a red background on the exterior.

Object Description
Late formative period effigy bowl on a tripod. The three legs are pointed with slits in them, but they do not rattle. The body is painted red on the inside and outside, with a black and beige checkerboard and diamond design on the exterior upper edge. There are protrusions of clay on the exterior upper edge that resemble facial features.

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