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Medium Tripod Bowl with Bird Design

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Pre-Columbian Anonymous,
Medium Tripod Bowl with Bird Design, 900 AD
Terracotta
3 1/4 in. x 6 3/4 in. x 6 3/4 in. (8.26 cm x 17.15 cm x 17.15 cm)


Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Hand-built
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Edward Nagel
Accession Number: 86.12.22


Commentary
Old number: H1931.

Marks
There are two stickers on the piece; one that reads "H1931" on the bottom and one that reads "11" on the side.

Medium
Pinch pot formed terracotta bowl. The bowl is burnished and has a light orange slip and a painted design in red and black.

Object Description
A medium sized bowl with three slab-like feet. Pinch formed of earthenware and burnished, with a light orange slip applied. In the interior is a design of concentric circles painted in red and black on the innter edge. On the exterior there are the figures of pelicans painted in black and red (three total). The feet have a band of black, and the bottom has a red circle painted onto it.

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