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Pre-Columbian Anonymous,
Small Oyster Shaped Pitcher, n. d.
Terracotta
1 1/2 in. x 4 7/8 in. x 4 7/8 in. (3.81 cm x 12.38 cm x 12.38 cm)


Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Hand-built
Period: Ancient (c3000 BCE to 4th c.)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Henry Mudd
Accession Number: L74.6.86


Commentary
Old number: HM15. Similar to the piece with the temporary accession number HM15, and was given the same previous accession number.

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Medium
Hand-built and carved terracotta dish with a possible dark red slip.

Object Description
Small hand-formed oyster shell shaped terracotta pitcher with a possible dark red slip. The piece has no paint or decoration and was possibly used for holding blood during sacrifices.

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