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Plumbate Wolf Effigy Jar

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Pre-Columbian Anonymous,
Plumbate Wolf Effigy Jar, 900-1100 AD
Terracotta
5 3/4 in. x 7 1/4 in. x 4 1/2 in. (14.61 cm x 18.42 cm x 11.43 cm)


Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Cast
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Edward Nagel
Accession Number: 86.12.23


Commentary
Old number: H2235.

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Medium
Terracotta, probably cast. This piece has a natural glaze that comes out during the firing. There may also be some orange paint applied.

Object Description
Plumbate terracotta jar in the form of a wolf or dog, with a short cylindrical neck. The forelegs are more prominent than the back legs. There is also a little tail on the back. It is glazed in olive with a slight irridencence on the left side. There is some orange paint on one foreleg and two holes in the back of each of the forelegs.

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