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Mayan Effigy Turtle with Glyphs

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Pre-Columbian Anonymous,
Mayan Effigy Turtle with Glyphs, 250 - 550 AD
Earthenware
7 in. x 5 3/4 in. x 5 3/4 in. (17.78 cm x 14.61 cm x 14.61 cm)


Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Coil-built
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Edward Nagel
Accession Number: 71.1.162


Commentary
Old number: 2125.

Marks
There is "OM 2125" written in pen on the pot and a sticker that reads: "H2125" on the bottom.

Medium
Coil-built burnished earthenware pot, with a light orange slip and decoration in dark brown and red paints.

Object Description
Coil-built and burnished earthenware pot with a rounded bottom. The pot has a light ornage slip and is painted with a design of circular geometric patterns in dark brown and red paints. It has clay protrusions on the exterior that form the turtle's head and flippers on the front and back flippers and tail on the back. There is an incision for the flippers and head.

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