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U999.37.29-1
Artist / Maker : Unknown
Title : Untitled (Vessel)
Date (Execution) : Pre-Columbian
Geographical Origin : South America - Santa Rem Region
Cultural Group : Pre-Columbian (American)
Style / Period :
Medium / Material  : Terra Cotta
Support / Technique : Molded
Object Type : vessels (containers)
Visual Description : A-Vessel B-Fragment Similar to U999.37.26. Multi-lobed vessel resting on a flaring annular base. The narrow neck is tall and flares out to form a flange and is decorated with an incised geometrical pattern. On either side of the body, the lobe extends upward and outward terminating in a stylised bird head with round-rimmed eye type and with beak curving downward. At the top of each beak rests a small bird exhibiting wings, round-rimmed eyes and a downcurved beak. One of these is damaged to the extent that only part of the body remains. Above the eyes of each the terminating bird heads is anthhropomorphic figure. One of these is so damaged that only traces of its feet remain. As on U999.37.26, on one side of the vessel, the figure of an open-mouthed jaguar faces upward. Given the bilateral symmetry of the piece and surface indications it appears that three other similar figures were placed on the sides.
Accession # : U999.37.29-1
Width (cm) : 25.00
Height (cm) : 17.00
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift of the Estate of Ilse Hasek
Artist Statement :