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Pre-Columbian Anonymous,
Small Oyster-Shaped Pitcher, n. d.
Terracotta
1 1/4 in. x 3 7/8 in. x 3 7/8 in. (3.18 cm x 9.84 cm x 9.84 cm)


Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Hand-built
Period: Ancient (c3000 BCE to 4th c.)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Henry Mudd
Accession Number: L74.6.85


Commentary
Old number: HM15.

Marks
There is a label that reads: "2HM15" and a pencil marking underneath that is unreadable.

Medium
Hand-formed and carved terracotta dish. Unpainted.

Object Description
Small hand-formed oyster shell shaped terracotta pitcher. The piece has no paint or decoration and may have been used to hold blood from sacrifices.

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