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Miniature Precolumbian Jug

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Pre-Columbian Anonymous,
Miniature Precolumbian Jug, n. d.
Earthenware
3 3/4 in. x 2 1/2 in. x 2 1/2 in. (9.53 cm x 6.35 cm x 6.35 cm)


Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Hand-built
Period: Ancient (c3000 BCE to 4th c.)
Credit Line: Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Accession Number: 71.1.254


Commentary
There is no label or accession number on this piece, but it probably belongs to Harvey Mudd College.

Marks
No marks or labels.

Medium
Hand-built of earthenware, heavily burnished, with an off-white slip, and circular design in dark brown slip or paint.

Object Description
A miniature jug with a rounded bottom and a handle. It is made of heavily burnished earthenware, with an off-white slip and a design of concentric circles in dark brown on both sides. There are protrusions in the clay at each of the centers of these circles. The body is uneven and leads to a narrow, short neck.

Provenance
Unknown, but likely Harvey Mudd College.

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