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Pre-Columbian Anonymous,
Medium Vase on a Foot, 1400-1500 AD
6 in. x 4 in. x 4 in. (15.24 cm x 10.16 cm x 10.16 cm)

Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Coil-built
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Edward Nagel
Accession Number: 71.1.141

Old number: 913. This piece was accompanied by a card that read "Maya/ Monte Allan."

There is a sticker that reads "913" on the bottom, and a sticker that reads "H913" on the side.

Coil-formed earthenware vase with a tan slip and design painted in black, red and orange. Heavily burnished.

Object Description
Heavily burnished earthenware vase with a tan slip and exterior design of arrows and suns in red, black, and orange. The vase is medium in size and on a foot, The upper lip is unburnished and there is a band of red around it. Symbols on this piece resemble an eclipse, half-lidded eyes, and smoke from incense. It was probably made for a tomb.

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