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Plumbate Frog Pot (Effigy Vessel)

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Pre-Columbian Anonymous,
Plumbate Frog Pot (Effigy Vessel), 3rd - 4th c
Terracotta
4 1/2 in. x 5 3/8 in. x 5 3/8 in. (11.43 cm x 13.65 cm x 13.65 cm)


Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Coil-built
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Edward Nagel
Accession Number: 86.12.24


Commentary
Old number: H2267.

Marks
No marks.

Medium
Coil-built burnished terracotta pot, with mottled thick rust orange and gray glazes.

Object Description
Coil-built and burnished terracotta plumbate effigy bowl or pot in the form of a frog, with thick rust orange and gray mottled glazes. The pot has a three-dimensional frog's head and seals added to one side and a stub of a tail on the other. There are incised lines on the body. The pot consists of a short, slight neck above a rounded eliptical body. There are short, tiny feet on the bottom.

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