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Mayan Terracotta Vessel on a Foot

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Pre-Columbian Anonymous,
Mayan Terracotta Vessel on a Foot, 250 - 550 AD
Terracotta
5 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in. (13.97 cm x 13.97 cm x 13.97 cm)


Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Coil-built
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Edward Nagel
Accession Number: 86.12.25


Commentary
Old number: H2281. Resembles Aegean pottery.

Marks
There is a sticker on the bottom that reads "H2281" and one on the side that reads "11."

Medium
Coil built terracotta with an orange slip. Slightly burnished. Light-bodied clay.

Object Description
Medium sized terracotta vessel with an orange slip. The pot is slightly burnished and has a foot. The neck has a groove incised around it, and the lip has two handles with holes through them. The vessel has a slightly flattened bulbous body rising to a long waisted and fluted neck. It is attributed to the 3rd to 4th century A.D., but was deemed to be of later manufacture in the 1986 appraisal.

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