Zoomorphic effigy bowl

Unknown


Object Place: Central America (?)

Dimensions

10.2 x 12.5 cm (4 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1971.501

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: traces of red slip and fire-clouding

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

Pedestaled bowl with low rim. Circular appliqués on the vessel’s shoulder impart a zoomorphic form to the vessel. The head/face-like side of the bowl is slightly up-turned.

Provenance

Collection of F.H. Norton, Massachusetts, by 1971; to MFA, November 1971, gift of F. H. Norton and the Dept. of Metallurgy and Materials Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Credit Line

Gift of Professor Emeritus F. H. Norton and the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology