Jar

Diquís
Period VI
A.D. 500–1550


Object Place: Costa Rica and northern Panamá, Diquís archaeological zone

Dimensions

Overall: 10.5 x 14.1 cm (4 1/8 x 5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

83.368

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: traces of red-brown slip

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

Small jar with outflaring rim and traces of red-brown slip on the jar’s rim interior. The clay body is characteristically gritty and has inclusions of small nodules of red iron oxide. Two small, loop handles extend from the rim to the shoulder of the jar. Each is modeled in the form of a seated humanoid figure with “coffee bean”-shaped eyes. Each figure holds an elongated, bulbous object against his/her abdomen, the narrow end touching his/her mouth.

Provenance

Gift of Joseph B. Stearns, October, 1883.

Credit Line

Gift of Joseph B. Stearns, New York