Burial urn

Tairona (Chimila style)
A.D. 1000–1500


Object Place: Lower Magdalena River, Magdalena, Colombia

Dimensions

Urn only: 40 x 35 cm (15 3/4 x 13 3/4 in.) Lid only: 21.1 x 23 cm (8 5/16 x 9 1/16 in.) Overall (Display dimensions: Urn with lid and mount): 51.1 x 35 x 35 cm (20 1/8 x 13 3/4 x 13 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2005.1120a-b

Medium or Technique

Earthenware

On View

Ancient South America Gallery (Gallery LG33)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

Provenance

Acquired by the donor's father-in-law, José Blanco, Miami, Florida, sometime between 1935 and 1950; to June Blanco between 1960 and 1970; to the MFA, 2005.

Credit Line

Gift of June Blanco