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Artist / Maker : Unknown
Title : Untitled (Chiriqui Jar)
Date (Execution) : 1000-1550
Geographical Origin : South Pacific, Costa Rica
Cultural Group : Chiriqui
Style / Period : Pre-Columbian
Medium / Material  : Ceramic; Paint
Support / Technique :
Object Type : jars
Visual Description : Globular jar showing organic black resist decoration, positive red paint, and a light cream colour. Vessel is carefully formed and polished. Base is flat. Decoration is geometric, loosely painted, and consists of vertical black lines. The paste is pale red. The original ground colours consist of red and light cream. The cream coloured slip covers the area above the plane of the greatest horizontal diameter. A ridge divides the body into an upper and a lower colour zone. The lip and inner surface of the orifice are painted in positive red. The decoration on the body is geometric and varies in the two zones. The lower zone, on red ground, is ornamented by six panels of vertical bands in two alternating groups of different lengths. The flat base is not decorated. In the upper zone (cream) the black pain has faded. The neck and shoulder are encircled by three bands. THe decoration, originating form the widest horizontal band, is difficult to distinguish. It consists of three panels of vertical lines which alter with three panels of vertical zigzag shapes.
Accession # : U991.15.7
Width (cm) : 16.00
Height (cm) : 12.20
Depth (cm) : 16.00
Mandatory Credit : Gift of William and Henrietta Schmidt
Artist Statement :