Jar

Chiriquí
A.D. 500–1550


Findspot: Davíd vicinity, Chiriquí Province, Panama

Dimensions

10.3 x 10.7 cm (4 1/16 x 4 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

83.357

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: black on red slip paint (negative-resist and slip paint)

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Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

Small jar with rounded bottom, vertical neck, and small rolled rim. The black decoration was created using a negative-resist technique. The upper half of the jar is decorated with geometric designs composed of wide, black, parallel bands. The lower half is decorated with four stripes encircling the jar’s midsection and a wide black band on the lower section.

Provenance

Joseph B. Stearns, New York, by October 1883; to MFA, October 1883, gift of Joseph B. Stearns.

Credit Line

Gift of Joseph B. Stearns, New York