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Artist Unknown (Guanecaste)


c. 1200

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G260
Vessel, Artist Unknown (Guanecaste)
Vessel: Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Ceramics | Ceramic, pigment
Size: 14 1/2 x 10 1/4 in. (36.83 x 26.04 cm)
Creation Place: Central America, Costa Rica, Isthmus region
Culture: Guanecaste, Central America, Costa Rica, Isthmus region
Style: 12th-13th century
Physical Description: Tripod effigy vessel, large, with the head of a jaguar in high relief. Two legs, finished at the base of the neck with rigid ring handles formed of the jaguar's front legs, represent the hind legs and are pierced and contain pellets. The third support, in
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Fund
Accession Number: 46.3.6
Added to Site: February 28, 2009