Tall tripod bowl
Object Place: Diquís Province or Department of Chiriquí, Costa Rica or Panamá
12 x 15.4 cm (4 3/4 x 6 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Earthenware: red slip paint
Not On View
Small bowl with tall, tripod supports modeled and incised in the form of stylized fish. Each hollow support contains a single clay pellet that rattles when the vessel is moved. Two handles, each composed of two clay coils twisted together, are attached to the rim and sides of the bowl. Encircling the bowl’s shoulder are two incised lines flanking a single discontinuous, incised line. The rolled rim is painted red as are the lower aprts of the supports and the exterior bottom of the bowl.
Joseph B. Stearns, New York, by October 1883; to MFA, October 1883, gift of Joseph B. Stearns.
Gift of Joseph B. Stearns, New York