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Large Aztec Urn

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Pre-Columbian Anonymous,
Large Aztec Urn, n. d.
Terracotta
13 1/4 in. x 14 3/4 in. x 14 3/4 in. (33.66 cm x 37.47 cm x 37.47 cm)


Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Coil-built
Period: Late post-classic
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Edward Nagel
Accession Number: 71.1.117


Alternate Title: Olla

Commentary
Meyer inventory #50.

Marks
No marks.

Medium
Probably coil-built terracotta, with a red slip and black painted glyphs.

Object Description
Large Aztec late post-classic style urn. A red slip was applied and then the design was scratched into the surface and areas were filled in with black, to form black glyphs. These were used for cooking, and often sacrificial.

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